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Police: Man tries to kill girlfriend by rolling SUV on I-26

Rain Smith • Feb 28, 2013 at 4:09 PM

KINGSPORT — A Kingsport man is alleged to have intentionally steered his vehicle into an Interstate 26 guardrail Thursday afternoon, rolling his SUV in an attempt to kill his girlfriend.

Police say the passenger suffered only scrapes and bruises in the incident, while the suspect was found to be under the influence.

At approximately 12:47 p.m., officers responded to the crash near the I-26 interchange with I-81. Officers reportedly found a 1993 Ford Explorer had overturned after striking a guardrail.

The female passenger suffered only superficial injuries, while the driver, Gary Wilson Jr, 46, was determined to be intoxicated. He was transported to an area hospital for blood testing.