Redding Driver Identified After Fatal Collision

Redding Driver Identified After Fatal Collision

On Friday, December 21, 2018, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office reported the full identity of a man who recently lost his life in an area car accident. The man was identified as Gary Michael Flint, a 61-year-old resident of the Redding community. The collision took place two days earlier on Wednesday, December 19 on a highway just under two miles south of Redding. Flint was the only person involved in the collision, which included his vehicle and a big-rig parked on the side of the highway. I wish to express my sympathy to Mr. Flint’s family and friends as they are grieving the tragic loss of their loved one.

Crash Information

According to reports from California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident took place at about 8:35 p.m. Flint had been driving a 2003 Toyota Camry on Highway Interstate 5 south near the off-ramp for Knighton Road. Flint’s Camry reportedly swerved to the right and drove onto a paved area between I-5 and the Knighton Road off-ramp. The vehicle traveled only a short distance before it collided with a parked semi-truck, which had been unoccupied at the time of the crash.

A team of emergency responders was immediately dispatched to the collision site and found Flint with severe trauma. Tragically, he could not recover from his injuries and passed away on-site.


The area near the collision, including all lanes of the Knighton Road off-ramp, was closed to traffic for multiple hours while CHP investigators searched the area for evidence and Cal-Trans workers cleared the highway of dangerous material. The CHP is currently investigating the cause of this accident. Officers have not yet mentioned any suspected factors that could have been involved in the crash.

Fatal Accidents and Recovery

The period after learning that a person you love was killed during a deadly accident can be both difficult and confusing. Many people are overwhelmed by complex and intense emotions that leave them feeling drained of energy and unable to deal with regular daily tasks like going to work, cleaning the house, or talking with friends. While it is essential to allow yourself enough time and space to process your grief, calling a lawyer is one thing that you should try to do as soon as you can. Family members and dependents of people killed in accidents are often able to claim repayment for their losses, while responsible parties are typically quick to start defending themselves from having to pay for their negligence. Although calling a Redding wrongful death lawyer may seem like a difficult thing to do, knowing that your case is being taken care of by a trusted professional means that you will have more time to focus on healing emotionally.

It’s also important to make sure that your attorney is experienced and trusted in their community. To get an idea of what to look for when considering a wrongful death lawyer, you can take the steps described in the below clip:

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