Victim of deadly Bella Vista rollover ID’d

UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m.

See Original Story below.

BELLA VISTA, Calif. — Officials have identified a Redding woman who died after a solo-vehicle rollover crash on SR-299E near Woodman Lane in Bella Vista, last Wednesday evening, Sept. 16.

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“The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel,” Shasta County Chief Deputy Coroner Lt. Stonehouse reported today.

The victim was positively identified as 21-year-old Kaylee Savannah Wilson, of Redding, according to Stonehouse.

The case remains under investigation by the CHP and anyone who may have witnessed the accident is encouraged to contact CHP-Redding at (530) 225-0500. Callers can refer to incident file number 9135-2020-00633 and can remain anonymous.


Original Story: Woman dead after Bella Vista rollover crash

BELLA VISTA, Calif. — Authorities say a woman was killed in a solo-vehicle, rollover crash when her car went off the road and overturned Wednesday evening, Sept. 16. Although the driver and sole occupant died at the scene, officials managed to rescue a puppy that was inside the vehicle when it overturned.

The deadly crash happened on SR-299E near Woodman Lane, between the unincorporated communities of Bella Vista and Oak Run.

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California Highway Patrol and other emergency personnel who responded to the crash found a vehicle described by witnesses as a silver or grey passenger vehicle that overturned after leaving the roadway.

The woman killed in the rollover crash has not yet been publicly identified, pending notification of her family, according to CHP. 

CHP is continuing to investigate the cause of a rollover crash that killed a woman on SR-299E near Bella Vista last night. KRCR News Channel 7 image

There were no known witnesses to the crash, according to CHP; who have reported it was not yet known why the vehicle went off the road.

While officials worked at the scene, officers implemented one-way traffic control to allow commuters and area residents to slowly work their way past the scene of the accident.

Officials implemented one-way traffic control while emergency personnel worked at the scene of last night’s fatal accident. KRCR News Channel 7 image

CHP’s investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is ongoing.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information becomes available.


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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta 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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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