Tractor-trailer overturns on I-40 eastbound ramp at Harriman shutting down ramp for hours

Photo courtesy of TDOT – Mark Nagi

The eastbound on-ramp to I-40 at the Harriman exit (Exit 347) remained closed much of the afternoon due to an overturned tractor trailer. The accident happened around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The driver was trapped in the cab of the wreckage but after Harriman fire, EMA staff and Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they were able to free the man from the wreckage who was then taken to an area hospital by ambulance. The Tractor trailer was loaded with crushed cars and according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, allegedly the load shifted after making one of the curves on the ramp, causing the truck to flip over onto its side which took out several feet of guardrail. The Tennessee highway patrol is investigating the accident and we will have more on this when we receive the report from their agency.

Photo Courtesy of TDOT – Mark Nagi
Photo by Dudley Evans
Photo by Dudley Evans

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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