Two-Vehicle Crash in Coalfield sends Two to the Hospital; Dump Truck does not Stop

Photo Courtesy of WECO Radio, Wartburg

A two-vehicle crash on Hwy 62 near Coalfield Wednesday morning resulted in one injury and the highway shut down for a short period of time. The Tennessee Highway stated that a car and a tractor trailer were involved, after a car driven by Regina Martin, Age 66, from Knoxville, traveling west bound, attempted to pass a dump truck and before getting back in her lane of travel struck the dump truck that was pulling a trailer, and then impacted by a tractor trailer driven by 42-year-old Jody Esco, from Maryville. The report states that the dump truck in question didn’t stop. Esco was transported to the hospital with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries. No charges were filed in the crash.

The dump truck continued west and did not stop. No other information pertaining to the dump truck is known 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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