The crash occurred at about 9:45 p.m. in the 1100 block. Though wintry precipitation had begun to fall at the time of the incident, Kingsport police don't believe it played a factor.
According to preliminary investigation, an eastbound 1991 Honda Accord was driven by Joshua C. McAllister, 41. For unknown reasons, the car suddenly veered left into oncoming traffic, then struck a utility pole in front of Minute Market. First responders found McAllister trapped in the car and unresponsive. He was extricated and taken to Holston Valley Medical Center but pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Friends of Joshua McAllister have started a GoFundMe account to help his family with expenses. To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/a6d4a-funeral-expenses-and-support. According to the page, McAllister was a registered nurse. He and his wife, Lauren, were expecting a child due to be born Jan. 29.
More about the fatal crash from the Kingsport Times News.