Head-On Collision on State Highway 62 Leaves Two Injured

Accident on Hwy 62 in Coalfield. Photo from Facebook

UPDATE: Anthony Elliott, 33, was charged with reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, violation of the implied consent law. He had a $7,500 bond but has since been released early Wednesday morning.

Anthony Elliot, 33

A serious head-on collision occurred on State Highway 62 yesterday, resulting in injuries to both drivers involved. The accident took place when a 2022 Ram Pickup, driven by Anthony W. Elliot, 33, crossed the center line and collided with a 2020 Ford Explorer traveling in the opposite direction.

According to reports from the scene, Elliot, who was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Charges against Elliot are pending as authorities investigate the circumstances leading to the collision.

Captain Stacey Heatherly – photo courtesy of the Volunteer Times

The driver of the Ford Explorer, identified as Stacey Heatherly, a 58-year-old captain of the Knoxville Region Tennessee Highway Patrol, also sustained injuries in the crash. However, Heatherly was wearing her seatbelt, which likely mitigated the severity of her injuries. She was also transported to the hospital for medical attention.

The collision occurred as the Ram Pickup driven by Elliot, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 62, while the Ford Explorer driven by Heatherly, was traveling westbound. Elliot’s failure to maintain his travel lane led to the head-on collision in the westbound lane.

According to the Volunteer Times, Captain Heatherly was released from the hospital around 4am. Her daughter posted that Heatherly sustained some fractures, lacerations, and bruising but was released.

Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.

Anthony Elliot
Age: 33
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 170lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Intake: 4/3/24, 12:31am
Released: 4/3/24, 7:35am

Charges: (3)
Crime: 39-13-103A
Description: Reckless Endangerment
Bond: $3,500

Crime: 55-10-401
Description: Driving Under the Influence
Bond: $2,000

Crime: 55-10-406
Description: Violation of Implied Consent Law
Bond: $2,000

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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