Women struck standing alongside car in Redding – One dead, other seriously injured

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say one woman was killed and another suffered major injuries after both were struck by a vehicle while standing next to a parked vehicle with a door open Saturday evening, Oct. 16. The fatal collision happened in the area of C and Fifth streets, according to officials; who have said that intoxication was not suspected to be a contributing factor in the tragic accident.


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City of Redding police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene shortly before 9 p.m. after receiving reports of a traffic collision involving two pedestrians, Redding Police Corporal Michael DiMatteo reported after last night’s accident.

When officials arrived they found two adult females down in the roadway, with a Ford Ranger pickup truck nearby.

“One adult female was pronounced deceased at the scene, and the second adult female was transported to Mercy Medical Center with major injuries,” said DiMatteo.

The name of the victim killed in the collision has not been released, pending further investigation and notification of the woman’s family.

Members of Redding PD’s Traffic Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation regarding the collision.

During their preliminary investigation, officers determined the 31-year-old driver of the Ford was traveling southbound on C Street when they struck the two women, who had been standing next to a parked vehicle with a door open on the west shoulder of the roadway.

Redding PD’s investigation is active and ongoing and officials have not released any further details or information.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department Traffic Unit at (530) 225-4200. Callers san refer to incident file number 21R068114 and can remain anonymous.

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

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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.