Lakehead teenager dead after suspected DUI crash

Sep 13, 2014 5:58 PM by Charlene Cheng

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that a suspected DUI crash has killed one teenager, and sent another man to the hospital.

Officers say that 20-year-old Dylan A. Johnson of Lakehead was driving north on Lakeshore Drive, south of Mammoth Drive.

Johnson encountered a left curve that caused him to drive off the road, colliding with a wooden planter box and tree before overturning.

19-year-old Ynnek J. Semrad, also of Lakehead, was riding in the passenger seat.

He was ejected onto the roadway where he sustained fatal injuries.

Johnson was arrested at the scene for suspicion of DUI. He was transported to Shasta Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released, and then booked into Shasta County Jail.

The collision is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Redding CHP at (530) 242-3200.


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