Ooltewah Man Killed In Ferrari Crash In Florida; Another Ooltewah Man Seriously Hurt

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Jimmy Richardson
Jimmy Richardson

A 42-year-old Ooltewah man was killed in the crash of a 2019 Ferrari convertible in Florida early Sunday morning.

James Edward "Jimmy":Richardson was killed, and Jeffrey Richmond, 41, was seriously injured.

They were thrown in opposite directions from the vehicle after it struck a curb and crashed into a power pole, a utility box and some trees. Officers found debris from the wreck scattered along the highway.

The owner of the Ferrari had reportedly allowed them to borrow it.

The wreck happened at Ponte Vedra Beach.

The men were driving northbound in the 800 block of Ponte Vedra Boulevard when the driver crossed over the center line and hit the curb.

Officers said they did not know which man was driving.

Neither was wearing a seat belt.

A native of Ooltewah, Mr. Richardson attended Ooltewah Baptist as a child. He graduated from Ooltewah High School in 1994. He enjoyed showing Tennessee Walking Horses most of his life.

Mr. Richardson was a sales representative at Roadtec. He also had worked at DuPont and Invista. 

He attended services at Silverdale Baptist Church.  

His family said, "Jimmy was a shining example on how to build a career with strong work ethics, while making his family his highest priority.  His greatest treasures were his wife, children and family. He was an amazing husband, father, son and brother."

Survivors include his wife, Jamie, and daughters Bailey and Brooklyn.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, in the funeral home with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

 


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