Pedestrian flown to UTMC with life-threatening injuries after early-morning crash

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (June 28, 2021) – A pedestrian was flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center by LifeStar after a traffic crash Monday at around 4:05 a.m.

The Oak Ridge Police Department received notification of a crash involving a pedestrian Monday, June 28, 2021 on S. Illinois Ave just north of the intersection of E. Tulsa Road. The roadway was closed for a few hours.

The pedestrian was flown to the University of Tennessee Hospital by LifeStar for life-threatening injuries. The identity of the victim is being withheld due to the ongoing investigation. No other information can be released at this time.

Anyone with information that may help investigators is asked to call ORPD at (865) 425-4399. Crime tips can also be submitted online at http://oakridgetn.gov/department/ORPD/Home. Information can be given anonymously.

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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