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Fatal Traffic Collision on S.R. 273 at Buenaventura


Bill Schueller, Chief of Police


530.225.4553 FAX




May 19th, 2020      4:00 A.M. 




On May 18th, 2020 at approximately 10:17 P.M., Redding Police Department Officers responded to a reported collision involving  a vehicle and a pedestrian.

The driver, Gessica Leuschner 25 years of Redding stated she was driving northbound on State Route 273 approaching Buenaventura Boulevard when a pedestrian ran across the road in front of her. Leuschner said she was not able to avoid striking the pedestrian. Leuschner was evaluated by a DUI specialist who determined neither drugs or alcohol were a factor. Speed was not reported to be a factor in the collison either.

The name of the pedestrian is being with held pending next of kin notification.

If you have any information regarding this collision, please contact Traffic Specialist Dennis Mack  at the Redding Police Department.



Contact:         Sergeant Gary Meadows #303

                        Redding Police Department