Case Number 20R046109
On Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:06 a.m., Redding Police Department officers were dispatched to a single vehicle traffic collision at 2150 East Street. Upon arrival, officers located a grey Ford Fusion on its roof and fully engulfed in flames in the parking lot of a business under construction. The vehicle sustained major front-end damage. Once the fire was extinguished, two unidentified individuals were located in the driver’s seat and front passenger seat. The individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Based on evidence located at the scene, it appears the vehicle was traveling northbound on S. Market Street (State Route 273) at a very high rate of speed. The driver was unable negotiate the slight bend in the roadway north of Cypress Avenue and struck the raised center median dividing Pine Street and East Street. The vehicle continued northbound, striking a construction fence before colliding with the south side of the business.
There were no witnesses to the collision. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor. It is unknown if the occupants were wearing seatbelts. If you were a witness to this collision, please contact the Redding Police Department.
Contact: Sergeant Montgomery ID# 314
Redding Police Department
Reviewed By: Sergeant Slagle ID# 323