Roll over accident shuts down I-40 for a short time Tuesday

Around 7 pm Tuesday, Interstate 40 Westbound near the Kingston main exit was tied up for hours as a pick-up pulling a camper rolled over causing major back-ups for westbound travelers. Kingston Fire personnel and Sheriff’s Deputies were the first on the scene. One female, the driver, identified as 57-year-old Dawn Renee Godsey Becker from Naples, FL was injured and transported to the hospital.  The report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer indicated that the driver of the pick-up pulling a camper trailer was traveling west on I-40 near the 352-mile marker and attempted to pass an oversize load commercial motor vehicle. The wind from the oversize load caused the camper trailer behind the pick-up to start fishtailing. The Driver lost control of her vehicle and rolled her pick-up truck and the camper. The camper came to a final uncontrolled rest in the median on its top and the vehicle came to final uncontrolled rest blocking both lanes of the interstate as the debris was scattered across the westbound lanes shutting down the interstate. Kingston Fire personnel was able to clear the roadway quickly by using a city-owned back-hoe that was right down from the accident off the interstate.

Photos courtesy of Kingston Fire Department

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, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. 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 9 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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