THP investigating crash, death of Kingsport woman

POSTED: 6:01 AM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 1:09 PM Sep 09 2013
Tennessee Highway Patrol
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

An investigation is underway after officers say a Kingsport, Tennessee woman crashed and died Sunday night. It happened on Highway 36 in Sullivan County.

Tennessee Highway Patrol tells News 5 43-year-old Michelle Simpson was driving south on the highway when she crossed the opposite lane, went off the shoulder into a ditch and eventually traveled into the woods, hitting a tree.

Troopers say neighbors reported hearing a crash between 10:30 and 11 11 p.m., but it's unknown what time the accident actually occurred.

The investigation is ongoing.