Man killed in Shasta County rollover crash

Oct 10, 2014 1:47 PM by News Staff

A Shasta County man was killed Thursday night after rolling his vehicle several times on Alturas Road, east of Bella Vista.

California Highway Patrol officials say 56-year-old Dwaine Melton, of Round Mountain was traveling eastbound on Alturas Road when he overturned his Chrysler 300 and rolled several times, with the vehicle coming to rest on its side after striking a utility pole.

According to the CHP Melton, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was transported to Mercy Hospital with rib, spine and liver injuries. According to the hospital Melton was pronounced dead at 9:05 a.m. Friday.

CHP officials say Melton was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.


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