Susanville Corrections Officer Dies in Shasta County Solo-Vehicle Accident
A Northern California man lost his life after being injured during a Shasta County solo-vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The decedent has since been identified as Richard Bianchi, a 53-year-old Correctional Officer at the High Desert State Prison in Susanville. Governor Gavin Newsom released a statement mourning the officer’s death on Sunday, June 28, offering his “deepest condolences” to Bianchi’s loved ones. Additionally, the cause of the accident is reportedly still being investigated by the Shasta area California Highway Patrol (CHP).