Feb 3, 2015 2:53 PM by News Staff
A 21-year-old Redding man who was struck by a big rig while crossing Highway 273 last week has died, the Shasta County Coroner's Office confirmed Tuesday.
Police say just before 5:30 a.m. on January 30, Jeremy Perez crossed Highway 273 without yielding to oncoming traffic. Perez crossed directly in front of a big rig and was struck.
Investigators say the driver of the big rig was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but it appears that Perez was. Perez was pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center just after 5 p.m. Monday and his body was released to a local funeral home, an autopsy will not be conducted.