Man sentenced after plea in fatal O.R. hit-and-run

According to Oak Ridge Today, online news a 31-year-old man received a two-year sentence and was placed on supervised probation after pleading guilty Friday to charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian on the Oak Ridge Turnpike in 2020.

Christian Ariel Ordonez-Alvarenga, entered his plea in Anderson County Criminal Court in Clinton, and according to ORT, received credit for time served in jail from his arrest on August 11, 2020—the day of the fatal crash–to June 29, 2021.

Ordonez-Alvarenga pleaded guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving a death and a misdemeanor count of driving without a license. Ordonez-Alvarenga’s driver’s license will be suspended as part of his deal, according to Oak Ridge Today’s reporting.

He was arrested after a crash that killed 48-year-old Donny L. McGhee of Anderson County in the early morning hours of August 11, 2020, as McGhee walked east on the south shoulder of the Turnpike between Bogola Road and Brussels Road in east Oak Ridge.

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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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  1. 2 years for killing somebody? That is wrong. He should have received a lot more than that. He killed a person and left the scene and had a suspicious license. What about the man that was killed? His family will never see him again. Wrong

  2. I am Donny’s sister he lived with me and my brother Larry I loved my family and it will always be in my heart but two years for murder is a joke

    • Intentional or not, he took a life, and for that, he gets a slap on the wris? He was not authorized to be driving in the first place. We have upstanding Americans sitting in a DC jail still waiting for a fair trial for what took place on 1/6. These are just two examples of countless injustices. Something is terribly amiss.

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