Truck Rollover of lumber shuts down Harriman Eastbound entrance ramp for hours today

A tractor trailer loaded with plywood flipped onto its top as it was getting on the interstate at the eastbound on-ramp in Harriman this morning around 11:30am. The lumber spilled all over the area of the ramp and had to be loaded onto another rig before it could be moved from the area. The driver of the big rig escaped Serious injury only having a scratch to his face and arms. The investigation is ongoing by the highway patrol, and we will have more on it as it becomes available. The eastbound on-ramp at the Harriman exit was closed for four and a half hours for cleanup. It was reported to us that the driver stated his trailer frame broke apart and caused the rig to overturn after the load shifted.

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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