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 is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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