10-year-old girl killed in DUI crash identified

Jan 29, 2016 4:46 PM

UPDATE: 10 year-old victim in Thursday night DUI crash identified as Marly Johnson, a 5th grader at Rother Elementary School.


A 10-year-old is dead and one man is behind bars after allegedly causing two DUI accidents in Redding.

Around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, 26-year-old Charles Canfield was driving a 1995 dodge pickup truck on Hartnell Avenue near Churn Creek Road when he crashed into a taxi cab and fled the scene.

The taxi cab driver is okay.

Later, Canfield approached the intersection of Northwoods Way, ran a red light and crashed into a 2001 Mistubishi Coupe, killing a 10-year-old passenger.

Canfield then fled that crash on foot.

Authorities found and arrested Canfield for murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit and run causing injury.

He was then booked into the Shasta County Jail.


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