Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Highway 62, Victim Identified

Update: A tragic accident occurred on Highway 62 at Old Batley Road at 10:43 AM.

A 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 75-year-old Connie West collided with a 2006 Dodge pickup truck driven by 84-year-old Dewey Ruble. Both vehicles were traveling west when Ruble attempted a left turn, resulting in the motorcycle striking the rear of the pickup. The motorcycle came to an uncontrolled rest on the left shoulder of the westbound lane, while the pickup truck came to a stop on the right shoulder of the eastbound lane.

West, who was wearing a helmet, received CPR at the scene but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. Dewey Ruble and his passenger, 77-year-old Lewanda Ruble, both wearing seatbelts, were unharmed. Dewey Ruble faces charges for driving on a revoked license.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) shut down the roadway for investigation until nearly 1 PM. The Oak Ridge Police Department (ORPD) managed traffic, while the Oak Ridge Fire Department (ORFD) provided medical assistance.

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.

Check Also

Oak Ridge Community Band Fall Showcase Concert

Oak Ridge, TN – The Oak Ridge Community Band will host its Fall Showcase Concert …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.