A driver is facing several charges
after a multi-vehicle car crash in a Kingsport, Tennessee, parking lot
injured two elderly people over weekend.
Kingsport police said the driver of a pickup — later identified as
24-year-old Skylar Hawk Sexton — was unfamiliar with the area and using
a GPS to navigate when he turned into the parking lot.
Officer said he became confused and hopped a curb at a shopping center
on Fort Henry Drive. Instead of hitting the brake, he allegedly hit the
gas and lost control, hitting one car before jumping two more curbs and
hit another car and two elderly pedestrians. Officers said that second
vehicle hit the side of the shopping center, and Sexton's truck
continued to hit a third vehicle before coming to a rest.
The two pedestrians, 88 and 80 years old, were critically injured and
were taken to a local hospital. The man's hip was likely broken and
officers said the woman had a head injury.
Officers conducted sobriety tests and arrested him. Sexton has been
charged with two counts of reckless aggravated assault, driving under
the influence and failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.
Sexton has since been released form the Sullivan County Jail on $31,000