Woman killed crossing Redding street
REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a woman was killed after she was struck by a pickup truck while trying to cross a Redding street yesterday evening, Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The deadly collision happened near the intersection of Hartnell and Victor avenues according to officials, who have said the victim was not using the crosswalk when she entered traffic and was fatally struck.
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City of Redding Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the area at 6:27 p.m., after receiving reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision, Redding Police Sergeant Mark Montgomery later said of the accident.
When officials arrived they found the victim down in the roadway with major injuries. She was rushed to Mercy Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and passed away, according to Montgomery.
The victim’s name has not been released pending further investigation and notification of her family.
Last night’s fatal collision caused the partial closure of Hartnell Avenue while officers investigated the accident. KRCR News Channel 7 image
The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman had remained at the scene with his vehicle, a black 2005 Chevy Trailblazer. He was uninjured in the collision and cooperative with officers.
Based on the driver’s statements as well as statements from several witnesses, officers determined that the victim had attempted to cross from the north side of Hartnell Avenue to the south side when she was struck by the oncoming truck.
“The Chevy Trailblazer was traveling eastbound in the right-hand lane of Hartnell Avenue at or near the speed limit,” Montgomery described; saying that the driver was unable to avoid the collision and struck the pedestrian west of Victor Avenue.
Although the nearest crosswalk was just a short distance away at the nearby intersection, the victim had not been using or near it when she entered traffic, the Sergeant added.
Neither alcohol nor drug intoxication were considered to be contributing factors in the collision, according to Montgomery.
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Anyone with information regarding this investigation or who witnessed the deadly accident and has not yet provided a statement is encouraged to contact Sergeant Montgomery at (530)225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 21R012152 and can remain anonymous.
This is a developing story that will be updated as new information becomes available.
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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).
Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.
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.