One Dead, One Injured in Morgan County After Two-County Pursuit

A chase from Cumberland County into Morgan County resulted in a crash that left one person dead and another injured, according to authorities. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said deputies started pursuing a vehicle around the Mt. Roosevelt Road area at approximately 7:08 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 25, but the vehicle fled into Morgan County, where it crashed.

Early reports confirmed the driver died at the scene. However, the passenger was flown to a local trauma hospital, according to officials. There is no word on the passenger’s condition currently.

Authorities said the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Critical Incident Response Team was called to the scene to investigate the incident. Morgan County EMS and the Morgan County Rescue Squad also responded to assist at the scene.

At this time, the name of the driver is being withheld along with the reason for the pursuit.

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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