One dead, Two Injured Following THP Pursuit

District Attorney General Dave Clark announced that today at about 2:00 P.M. there
was a pursuit by a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper of two subjects in a vehicle. This pursuit travelled over multiple roadways ending with both the subject vehicle and the T.H.P. cruiser leaving the roadway and crashing in the vicinity of the intersection of Mountain Road and Highway 441 in an unincorporated area of Anderson County. The driver of the suspect vehicle has died and the passenger has sustained injuries and been transported to a hospital for care. The
Trooper was also injured and transported to the hospital. The Trooper was treated and released.

The incident is under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the District Attorney General’s Office. The T.H.P. Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene and will be conducting a crash reconstruction. The deceased subject will have an autopsy performed as part of the investigation. The names of those involved are being withheld at this time.

Clark said in his release, “Consistent with our long-standing policy and in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation and the ability to use the evidence and investigative findings in a criminal case, should one arise from the incident, this office will not be making public statements about evidence or the circumstances of the investigation until the investigation is actually complete. Also consistent with our long-standing practice, once all the evidence is received and the
investigation is complete, I will issue a comprehensive report. If there are no criminal charges arising from the investigation, then the report and materials will be made available to all media at the same time and questions will be taken.”

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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