The Oak Ridge Police Department is investigating a crash that left two people dead Saturday evening

UPDATE: Authorities have released the names of the victims. The driver was Teagan Robinson, 27, of Clinton. The passenger was identified as Christopher (Chris) Holt, 27, of Clinton.

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, at approximately 7:15 p.m., a vehicle traveling eastbound on Oak Ridge Turnpike (State Route 95) left the roadway and struck the historic Turnpike Gatehouse (also known as the West End guard shack) located at 2900 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Both occupants of the vehicle died at the scene.

The Oak Ridge Police Department, Oak Ridge Fire Department, and Anderson County Emergency Medical Service responded to the scene. The Oak Ridge Public Works Department also responded to the scene to help with traffic control.

The crash investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.

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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