Single Vehicle Collision on Spur Results in Fatality

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a single-vehicle collision on the southbound Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Monday, June 7. A 2012 Honda sedan left the right side of the roadway and collided into the rock hillside. The front seat passenger, Elizabeth Marie Parker, age 19, of Centerville, OH was transported to LeConte Medical Center where she was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries. The driver and additional passenger were both flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment.  

Park Rangers are investigating the incident and no additional details are available at this time. Park Rangers, Gatlinburg Police and Fire Departments, and Sevier County EMS responded to the scene

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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