Big rig driver killed in Interstate 5 crash identified

May 1, 2015 12:42 PM by News Staff

The big rig driver killed in an Interstate 5 crash in Redding Thursday afternoon has been identified by the Shasta County sheriff's office as a 70-year-old Oregon man.

Herman Spero, of Eugene was killed when his semi overturned on I-5 near the North Market Street exit around 4:25 p.m. Thursday.

Witnesses say Spero had drifted off of the southbound lanes and then down the embankment without braking. California Highway Patrol officers on the scene say Spero may have suffered a medical issue or fell asleep, but autopsy results will not be available for another week.


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