Triple Vehicle Crash Near Redding Kills One

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December 27, 2019
Edward Smith

Fatal Triple Vehicle Crash Near Redding

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, a triple vehicle crash near Redding cost one person their life. The accident happened in the late morning on Highway 44 and left two additional individuals with injuries requiring hospital care. The identity of the decedent is being withheld by Shasta County Sheriff’s Department officials while they are in the process of notifying the person’s family. According to reports, the accident is under an active California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigation.

Crash Details

The collision happened at around 10:23 a.m. on the westbound side of Highway 44 near Stillwater Road east of Redding. CHP stated that a gray 2018 Subaru Forester was heading east on the highway at a speed of about 65 miles per hour. For unknown reasons, the Subaru drifted left and crossed into the westbound side of the highway. As it entered oncoming traffic, the Subaru collided head-on with a white 2013 Chevrolet Silverado that had been traveling at around 55 miles per hour.

The initial impact caused the Silverado to roll over while the Subaru continued east in the westbound lane, where it collided head-on with a third vehicle, a blue 2005 Audi S4. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.


Emergency personnel arriving at the collision scene discovered the Audi driver with critical trauma. Sadly, the driver lost their life on-scene. Both the Subaru and Chevrolet drivers were hospitalized at the Mercy Medical Center for what officials reported were moderate injuries.


As officers are looking into what may have caused this crash, CHP has stated that they do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors. Car accidents can be complicated and are often caused by more than one factor, many of which cannot be controlled by the drivers involved. Furthermore, it can be difficult for police to fully understand what took place when one or more of the drivers involved pass away and are unable to offer testimony.

In order to make sure that the accident is fully investigated with your family’s right to recover damages as a priority, it’s important to call a trustworthy Redding wrongful death lawyer who can look into the collision privately. Your lawyer will be able to put their resources and skill into an investigation that can determine what you and your loved ones are owed.

Wrongful Death Damages

Losing somebody you love is an incredibly difficult thing. It’s impossible to truly replace what you’ve lost after a fatal accident. However, the payments available through wrongful death claims cover a wide variety of damages, including money for both financial and personal losses. By getting in touch with a lawyer and moving forward with a claim, families can make sure they have financial stability during a difficult time.

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