Major Accident on I-40 Triggers Rescue Operation and Highway Closure

Tuesday afternoon turned chaotic on the eastbound lanes of I-40 as emergency responders raced to the scene of a single-vehicle accident near the 342-mile marker, descending Rockwood Mountain. The incident, occurring just before 5:00 p.m., demanded swift action from rescue squads as a vehicle veered off the roadway, necessitating the extrication of individuals trapped inside.

The severity of the situation prompted authorities to temporarily close one lane of the interstate to facilitate the safe removal of patients from the wreckage. Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) swiftly moved in to investigate the crash scene.

One individual required urgent medical attention, prompting their transportation by ambulance to rendezvous with a LifeStar helicopter. to airlift the patient to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville for further treatment.

We are awaiting the accident report from the THP.

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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