CITY OF SHASTA LAKE: Officials investigating hit and run after airborne car lands on top of parked vehicles

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE — Authorities are searching for three people they say fled the scene after a sedan they were in lost control, went airborne and landed on top of another vehicle, Monday evening, Oct. 30. The hit and run accident happened on the 1900 block of Cabello Street, just south of Bonneyville Street, in the City of Shasta Lake, according to officials.

Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash shortly before  7:30 p.m., after SHASCOM emergency dispatchers received several 911 calls from citizens and a resident of home reporting the hit and run.

According to one witness, three people – a male driver and male and female passengers – were seen climbing out of the wrecked sedan before fleeing from the location on foot. None of the three have been identified or located.

When deputies arrived, they found the mangled wreckage of a red, 2005 Nissan Altima that had come to rest on the bed of a pickup truck that was parked in a driveway on the east side of the road. An SUV that was parked in the driveway was also damaged in the crash.

Deputies investigating the cause of the accident determined the Nissan had been traveling southbound on Cabello Street “at an extremely high rate of speed,” Shasta Sheriff’s Sergeant Caleb MacGregor explained in a written press release.

After the Nissan crested a hill, the driver apparently lost control of the sedan.

“The vehicle struck a curb where it became airborne and landed upright in the bed of a pickup truck parked in the driveway of a residence,” MacGregor explained. “The force of the impact caused the pickup to slide sideways, striking another vehicle and narrowly avoiding a collision with the residence.”

Deputies searched the surrounding neighborhood for the three who fled the scene of the accident but they were not able to locate the trio.

Nobody who was at the home when the accident happened was injured. It was not immediately known if the driver or two passengers who fled sustained injury.

Anyone with information about the accident or who knows the identity of the driver is encouraged to contact the Shasta Lake Patrol Division at (530) 245-6040. Callers can refer to incident file number 17-22195 and can remain anonymous.


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.