Victim of deadly Redding hit and run ID’d – Driver still sought

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 15, 9:30 a.m.

See Original Story below.

REDDING, Calif. — Although officials yesterday identified a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene last Wednesday morning, June 9th, officers are continuing to search for the driver who hit the victim and left him to die in the roadway.

The fatal hit and run happened in the area of South Bonnyview and East Bonnyview roads.

Shasta County Chief Deputy Coroner Lieutenant Stonehouse yesterday identified 55-year-old, Wally Wayne Rogers, of Redding, as the pedestrian who died at the scene of Wednesday’s hit and run.

The decedent’s next-of-kin has been notified and the postmortem examination will be scheduled and the case remains under investigation by the Redding Police Department.

Original Story: Driver sought after deadly Redding hit and run

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a pedestrian was fatally struck by an unknown driver who fled the scene in Redding early this morning, Wednesday June 9th. The fatal hit and run happened on South Bonnyview Road, east of East Bonnyview Road, according to officials.


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City of Redding police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene around 4:53 a.m. after SHASCOM emergency dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a pedestrian down in the roadway

When officers arrived at the scene they determined the pedestrian had already succumbed to major traumatic injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released, pending positive identification and notification of the person’s family.

The driver who fatally struck the pedestrian had already fled the scene and has not yet been identified or located.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department Traffic Unit at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 21R038280 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.

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