Police Charge Jason Ansley In Wreck On Main Street In Which 9-Year-Old Boy Was Killed; Going 62 MPH In 35 MPH Zone

Monday, June 17, 2019
Jason Ansley
Jason Ansley
Chattanooga Police have arrested 38-year-old Jason Ansley in a June 7 wreck on Main Street in which 9-year-old Liam Haddock was killed and two other family members injured.

Police said it was determined that Ansley was traveling 62 mph in a 35 mph zone and he was caught on video running a red light at S. Orchard Knob just prior to the 9:08 p.m. crash.

Police said Ansley, who lives at 1719 Mitchell Ave., admitting smoking marijuana that day, including three hours before the wreck.

Ansley was charged with vehicular homicide by recklessness, leaving the scene of an accident with death, two counts of aggravated assault, failure to render aid, driving on a revoked license, speeding, and driving without insurance.

He was driving a 1999 white Lexus in the left lane heading east when 34-year-old Ryan Haddock pulled his Mazda onto Main Street going west at S. Kelly Street. The Lexus struck the Mazda on the driver's side and rear passenger side.

There was heavy damage to both vehicles. Emergency personnel had to extract Mr. Haddock and his two sons from the Mazda.

Mr. Haddock was in the hospital for three days, and his five-year-old son, Dexter Haddock, was there for two days.

Ansley had fled the scene of the wreck, but later talked with investigators.

Police said, "A thorough reconstruction of the crash" resulted in warrants for the arrest of Ansley.
 
Ansley was in custody at the Hamilton County Jail. 

The wreck happened on a Friday night, and Liam died on Sunday.

Police earlier said the Lexus had the right of way.

The two boys were properly secured, it was stated.

Ansley said he fled because he was afraid of going to jail for driving on a revoked driver's license.

Ansley has a lengthy criminal record dating back to running a stop sign in 1999.

This marks the eighth time he has been arrested for driving on a revoked driver's license.

He was charged in 2008 with being involved in a wreck and fleeing the scene.

 



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