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SBI now investigating wreck involving former Greenville police chief's son

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Former Greenville Police Chief William Anderson Former Greenville Police Chief William Anderson

The State Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the crash involving the son of Asheville's police chief. It wants to know if the agency handled the investigation of the wreck properly.

The son of a former Greenville police chief was involved in a wreck as a passenger in a car registered to his father.

22-year-old Chad Anderson, the son of William Anderson, Greenville's former police chief, was charged with failure to report an accident in a timely manner.

The accident happened on Montford Avenue near Watauga Street at 2:30 a.m. March 9. The car apparently struck a traffic island and directional sign on the median. Anderson told officers an acquaintance was driving the 2007 Pontiac G5. Anderson then left the scene to call AAA while the driver fled the scene on foot.

The SBI will have to figure out is who was in the car.

The Asheville Citizen-Times says that a police report backs the account . Two witnesses say they only saw one person standing near the car after the wreck.

Vehicle damage was estimated at $2,500.

"As a family we are grateful he was not injured and hope the driver did not suffer any injury," William Anderson said. "At this point, we consider this a family matter, and no further comments will be given."

District Attorney Ron Moore urged the SBI to get involved because he wanted the actions of Asheville police that night to be reviewed.

Read more at The Asheville Citizen-Times website.

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