Fatal Single-Car Accident on Spur

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a report of an accident on the Spur at 3:06 a.m. on Sunday, May 2. Gian Montano Spagnolo, age 25, of Venezuela, was traveling south on the Spur when he lost control of his 2008 Nissan sedan near Caney Creek Road. He veered off the roadway and collided into multiple trees. Spagnolo succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. He was the only occupant of the vehicle and speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the accident.

Pigeon Forge Fire Department, Pigeon Forge Police Department, Sevier County Ambulance, and the Sevier County Medical Examiner’s Office responded and assisted on scene. Spagnolo was transported by the Sevier County Medical Examiner’s Office. Spagnolo was currently living and working in Sevier County. No additional details are available at this time.

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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