published Monday, November 5th, 2012

Ringgold police investigating drag race where Chattanooga man was killed

Police are investigating how a 53-year-old man was killed at a drag race Saturday night in Ringgold.

Hillary Mason, 22, had her race car in reverse at the start of a drag race off Scruggs Road, when she backed up quickly and ran over Johnny Walker, a police report shows. Walker, of Chattanooga, later died from his injuries.

Mason then left the track, but later came to the sheriff’s office to talk about the accident, the report states.

No charges have been filed.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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