THP identifies bicyclist killed Sunday Night

Thursday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol was able to release theidentity of a bicyclist killed in a traffic accident Sunday night outsideOliver Springs, as well as details of the tragic crash. THP said early Thursdaythat they had not released the name of the victim due to delays in locating andnotifying family members, but later in the day, identified the man who waskilled as 72-year-old Homer A. McElroy, Jr. of Oliver Springs.

The THP report states that 44-year-old Scott Stockton of Oliver Springs had been traveling east on Mahoney Road near its intersection withPappy Lane at around 6:30 pm Sunday in a 2004 Toyota Camry. McElroy was riding his bicycle west on Mahoney, and according to the report, was “traveling near the center portion of the roadway” when he was hit by Stockton’s car.

McElroy was wearing a helmet but died at the scene. Stockton, who was wearing his belt, was not injured. Blood tests have been requested as is standard procedure in a fatal Tennessee traffic accident, but the report indicates that drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been factors in Sunday’s crash. No citations or charges were issued.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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