Fatal Vehicle Pursuit Near Palo Cedro in Shasta County

Aug 28, 2013 5:32 PM

An individual was killed during a vehicle pursuit in Palo Cedro just after the noon hour today.

Mark Redding with CHP’s Northern Division in Redding confirmed with Action News Now a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy was observing traffic near Deschutes Road in Palo Cedro when a motorcyclist passed him traveling at speeds in excess of 80 mph. The deputy followed the suspect as he turned onto Maynard Road.

Redding stated the deputy lost sight of the suspect momentarily on Maynard Road until he turned a corner and found the suspect had driven off the road and crashed into a fence. Redding indicated the suspect died instantaneously.

Redding also indicated the suspect’s vehicle had not been reported as stolen.

We are working on gathering more information from the Shasta County Sheriff's Department and CHP plans on releasing more information at 4:30 p.m.


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