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CHP arrests man for deadly DUI crash in Red Bluff

The CHP arrested a man following a crash in Red Bluff that killed one woman and sent another person to the hospital with major injuries.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 10:51 AM
Updated: Dec 2, 2020 12:59 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. – A man accused of driving under the influence was arrested following a crash on I-5 in Red Bluff that killed a 64-year-old woman.

On Dec. 1 around 11:40 p.m., the driver of a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, later identified as Mohammad Khesrawi, was traveling north on Interstate 5, south of Tehama Avenue. The CHP said due to Khesrawi’s level of intoxication, the front of Khesrawi’s Nissan collided with the rear of a 2009 Subaru Forester, causing the Subaru to lose control and overturn.

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A 64-year-old woman who was seated in the back of the Nissan was ejected from the car and died, the CHP said. A passenger of the Subaru suffered major injuries and was transported to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital.

Officers said it is unknown at this time if the passenger of the Nissan was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Khresrawi was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The collision is being investigated by the CHP.

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