Report: Man killed in head-on crash was suicidal days before

Report: Man killed in head-on crash was suicidal days before

Report: Man killed in head-on crash was suicidal days before

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Posted on March 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 11 at 12:45 AM

(WHAS11) - Jeffersontown Police say that just days before a deadly crash near Charlestown, Indiana 40-year-old Troy Anderson, a chiropractor, had been in a confrontation with police at his office on Ruckriegel Parkway.

Police say Anderson was suicidal and trying to harm himself with a metal pole at his office. 

The police reports says he then threw the police at an officer who tried to use a taser to subdue him.  Anderson continued to resist and was tased a second time before being wrestled to the ground.

According to a police report, Anderson "wanted to kill himself over his ex-girlfriend."

Anderson was taken to University Hospital on a mental inquest.  He was charged with resisting arrest, 3rd degree assault for kicking an officer, and disorderly conduct.

Three days later, Anderson was one of two people killed in a head-on crash on Indiana 160.  The other, 57-year-old Steven Haworth, was pronounced dead a Friday evening.

Police don't know if Anderson's Camry or Haworth's Ford SUV crossed the center line causing the crash.
 

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