Rocky Mount woman killed in hit-and-run incident by Tenn. man accused of DUI

As of Saturday, Joseph C. Dick, of Kingsport, Tenn. is being held at the Kingsport City Jail with a $50,000 bond.
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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WDBJ7) -- Police say a Rocky Mount woman is dead after a hit and run incident in Kingsport, Tennesee Friday night.

On Friday, June 14, Kingsport Police Department said Joseph C. Dick, 60, of Kingsport, Tenn. struck Brenda L. Tyree, 71, of Rocky Mount with his vehicle while she was crossing the 4200 block of Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport.

Rather than stopping to aid Tyree, Dick fled the scene of the crash to a nearby business parking lot where he stopped to inspect damages, according to officials.

Dick reportedly tore loose a dangling front bumper cover then discarded it in the grass and fled the area.

Tyree was sent to the hospital with critical injuries, but later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Officers tracked down Dick's vehicle at 1444 Warpath Drive in Kingsport, where they found his damaged vehicle was found parked in his own driveway.

Dick is now facing multiple charges by the Kingsport Police Department including:
• vehicular homicide by intoxication
• driving under the influence
• leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death
• failure to render aid/give information
• failure to report a motor vehicle collision
• criminal attempt to tamper with evidence
• possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia

As of Saturday, Dick is being held at the Kingsport City Jail with a $50,000 bond.