Single-Vehicle Crash on the Spur Results in Passenger Fatality Single-Vehicle Crash on the Spur Results in Passenger Fatality

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a single-vehicle crash on the southbound Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg at 11:43 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. The driver of the 2019 Ford Fiesta, Victoria Delawey of Sevierville, TN, lost control of the vehicle near the Gum Stand Road intersection and crashed into the river. The vehicle was submerged when emergency responders arrived on scene. The front seat passenger, Rebecca Hamby, age 22, of Sevierville, TN died as a result of her injuries and was recovered by emergency responders from the vehicle. The driver was transported to LeConte Medical Center by ambulance for medical treatment.  

Park Rangers are investigating the incident and no additional details are available at this time. Park Rangers, Gatlinburg Police and Fire Departments, and Pigeon Forge Police Department responded to the scene. Tennessee Highway Patrol officers are assisting in the crash investigation. 

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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