Police: Woman, child killed in car wreck

Jul 18, 2015 2:05 PM by David McVicker

A woman and child are dead after a fatal collision late Friday night.

Andrew Wellmeyer, 34, was driving a 1999 Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer northbound on SR 99 near Electric Avenue in Red Bluff when his vehicle's right front tire blew out. Wellmeyer was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and off the road and hit a tree.

Wellmeyer and two juvenile passengers received major injuries and were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. A female passenger, 36, and a male juvenile passenger, 10, were killed as a result of the accident.

Investigators determined that all of the passengers were wearing seatbelts and driving within the posted speed limit. The names of the victims are being withheld while police notify the next of kin.


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