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Bicyclist killed by Anderson Police car identified

UPDATE: 4:24 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 – Authorities have identified the man killed by an Anderson Police car on Oct. 11.

Posted: Oct 12, 2020 11:10 AM
Updated: Oct 15, 2020 6:17 PM

UPDATE: 4:24 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 – Authorities have identified the man killed by an Anderson Police car on Oct. 11 as 33-year-old William Riley James Taylor, of Redding.

On Sunday, Oct. 11, just before 9 p.m. a Shasta County deputy coroner investigator responded to Highway 273 near Thomas Road in Anderson, following a deadly vehicle versus bicyclist collision.

Authorities said Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel. The case remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

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ANDERSON, Calif. – A bicyclist was struck and killed Sunday evening by an Anderson Police car. Shortly after, this incident led to another collision, also involving an Anderson police car that injured a responding officer and left a driver in the hospital with major injuries, according to police.

The first incident happened around 8:56 p.m. Sunday. An Anderson Police officer was driving a patrol car northbound Highway 273, just south of Thomas Road in the left passing lane. The officer’s patrol car struck a bicyclist who was also traveling within the left lane northbound on Highway 273, according to the police department.

The officer involved in the collision was not injured. However, the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

While lifesaving efforts were being conducted earlier on, a responding Anderson police sergeant was re-directing northbound traffic on Highway 273.

The sergeant had parked his patrol car south of the traffic collision location, with his lights on and was outside the car directing traffic. A citizen driving a sedan, headed northbound Highway 273, failed to slow down for the sergeant and collided with the patrol car.

The sergeant was able to move out of the way as the sedan quickly approached him, however, the sergeant and citizen were transported to a local hospital. Officials said as of Monday morning, the citizen is in the ICU with major injuries. The sergeant has moderate injuries and was released from the hospital earlier Monday morning.

The identity of the bicyclist will not be released as the Shasta County Coroner retains jurisdiction over the case and pending notification to the next of kin, according to the police department.

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