Single Vehicle rollover crash on I-40 Sunday injures five, three critical

Around 12:45 Sunday afternoon a single vehicle rollover with ejections happened at the 357-mile marker eastbound I-40 about one mile east of the Gallahar Road exit. The accident resulted in three people being ejected, one adult and two children under 12 years of age. Three air medical helicopters landed at the scene which shut down the interstate in both directions. According to Roane County Emergency Management Director, Tim Suter, who we connected with via Text messages, two of the children were flown out in critical condition with head trauma and one adult male in the same condition also flown out with very serious injuries. Two other people, a mother, and a son, who was around 10 years old, were taken by Roane ambulance to the Roane Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The Interstate was shut down for nearly 3 hours before the investigation and cleanup was conducted. We do know all the occupants were, according to Director Suter, from Central America and spoke very little English.

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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  1. Christina Cross

    I was the first nurse on scene right after it happend, I have been trying to find out if the gentleman survived. His head trauma was so severe I didn’t know.
    Also I then ran to the little girl and kept doing sternum rubs to keep her alert.
    I really wish I could find out how they are.

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