UPDATE: The driver involved in a crash that killed a 9-year-old boy has voluntarily come forward to meet with traffic investigators about the crash that happened on Friday on East Main Street.

Police confirm that traffic investigators interviewed the driver, who has not been charged with a crime and is not being named by police. 

A spokesperson for the police department says the driver's name is being withheld until it is determined if charges will be filed and what charges those could be.

A spokesperson for the family of the 9-year-old boy killed in the crash released the following statement late Monday afternoon:

"On Friday, June 7, 2019, Ryan Haddock and two of he and his wife Michelle’s four young sons, a 9-year-old and 5-year-old, were involved in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Kelly and E Main Street as reported by various news outlets," wrote Attorney Ross Schell, spokesperson for the Haddock family.

"Mr. Haddock and his 5-year-old son were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released from Erlanger Medical Center on Sunday and Monday, respectively and are recovering at home. On Sunday, June 9th, Mr. and Mrs. Haddock’s 9-year-old son was declared brain dead by physicians at Erlanger and after consultations with their medical team, Mr. & Mrs. Haddock have made the decision to pursue organ donation and that process is currently underway. It is their sincere hope that their personal tragedy will benefit others through the gift of life. As this is an unimaginably difficult time for the family, and they ask for privacy over the coming days as they navigate the complexities of their lives without one of its brightest stars."

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Haddock Family. The family agreed to Channel 3 sharing the page, which was created by Ryan Haddock’s work supervisor.

The money raised on the page will go toward helping the family with medical bills, replacing their car and unexpected expenses.

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PREVIOUS STORY: Channel 3 has learned that the 9-year-old who was involved in the hit-and-run crash at the intersection of S. Kelly Street and E. Main Street Friday night has passed away.

A spokesperson with the Chattanooga Police Department says the boy died Sunday.

Police are still searching for the driver of the other vehicle.

If you have any information that can help, please call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525. 

You can remain anonymous.


PREVIOUS STORY: Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash that critically injured a 9-year-old boy.

It happened around 9:00 Friday night at the intersection of S. Kelly Street and E. Main Street.

Police say a 34-year-old man and two boys, ages 9 and 5, were in one vehicle and were all transported to the hospital.

Despite both boys being in child safety seats, police say the 9-year-old boy has life-threatening injuries.

The driver in the other vehicle ran away from the scene.

The investigation shut down the area for several hours. All lanes have since reopened.

Police are looking for that driver if you have any information call police at 698-2525 or through CPD’s Mobile App.

You can remain anonymous.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga police is investigating a multiple vehicle crash sending three people to the hospital with injuries Friday night.

It happened just after 9 p.m. in the 1500 block of S. Kelly Street.

Chattanooga police spokesperson Sgt. Justin Kilgore says there were three passengers in one vehicle, an adult male and two children.

Officials say one passenger is in critical condition, there are no reports on the condition of the other two passengers.

Kilgore says the driver of the other vehicle crashed and fled the scene.

Police described the man as a young black male in his 20's, with a short afro hairstyle, wearing a white Georgia Bulldogs t-shirt.

No further information has been released at this time.

Sgt. Kilgore says if anyone has information about this crash you are urged to contact the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525 or 911.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Chattanooga police are investigating a crash on S. Kelly Street that has shut down a portion of Main Street on Friday night.

It happened in the 1500 block of S. Kelly Street shortly after 9:00 p.m.

CPD spokesperson Elisa Myzal says the crash involved two vehicles and sent two children to a hospital.

Myzal says one of those children appeared to be seriously injured.

Myzal says the driver of one the vehicles ran from the scene.

Police have closed Main Street from S. Kelly to Lyerly Streets at this time.

No names have been released.

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