Early Morning Crash in Morgan County Sends Two to the Hospital Backs Up Traffic

Shortly after 7:20am this morning, a 2010 Honda Accord, driven by 48-year-old Samantha Farmer of Oliver Springs, was traveling east on Highway 62 in Morgan County, between Coalfield and Oliver Springs, when her car left the roadway and struck a guard rail, then went into the westbound lane of traffic striking a 2010 Honda Fit driven by Aimee Dixon, 57, of Oak Ridge head on.  This caused Dixon to run off the roadway and down and embankment.  Then Kaitlyn McCarter, 30, driving a 2002 Toyota Camry struck Farmer’s vehicle before coming to an uncontrolled stop on the roadway.  Farmer was transported to the University of Tennessee Hospital via ambulance since none of the medical helicopters could fly this morning.  Dixon was also transported to a local hospital with injuries.  There’s no word on the extent of either woman’s injuries.  McCarter escaped with no injuries. According to the preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, no charges are pending currently.

The accident backed up traffic for over a mile during the morning rush hour traffic. Alternate routes were suggested.

Also reported later in the morning was an accident on Coal Hill Road, which was being used for an alternate route to Oliver Springs. We are still awaiting word on that accident and will bring you more when we receive the report.

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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