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Victim Identified in Highway 299 Fatal Crash

One person is dead after a car carrying four people on Tuesday drove off Highway 299, east of the Whiskeytown Visitor’s Center, said the California Highway Patrol.

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 6:10 AM
Updated: Apr 25, 2018 4:26 PM

UPDATE: 4/25/2018 1:03 p.m.

Redding, Calif.—According to the Deputy Coroner Investigator, they were dispatched to Highway 299 in the area of the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Visitor Center regarding a fatal traffic collision.

The decedent suffered major injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

The decedent was positively identified as 36 year old Kyle Robert Miller of Anderson.

A postmortem examination will be scheduled.

The traffic collision still remains under investigation by California Highway Patrol.

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UPDATE: 4/25/2018 9:19 a.m.

Redding, Calif.—According to CHP just before 7 p.m. Tuesday night a 1999 Chevy sedan was traveling east on Highway 299 at a high rate of speed.

As the highway made a left curve, the driver lost control of the car and skid off the roadway.

The car overturned as it went off the roadway down a steep embankment and stuck several small trees.

The driver sustained fatal injuries.

The three other passengers sustained moderate injuries.

One of the injured passengers was Brandon Depoister, 18 years old from Anderson.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

CHP told Action News Now that the use of alcohol may be a contributing factor.

If anyone has information regarding this collision, please contact the Redding CHP office at 225-0500.
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SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - One person is dead after a car carrying four people on Tuesday drove off Highway 299, east of the Whiskeytown Visitor’s Center, said the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities at the scene do not know the circumstances leading up to the crash.

The car holding those four passengers was identified as a blue Chevy, according to our reporter Mario Montalvo at the scene.

It is unknown the condition of the three other passengers.

Check back for more updates. 

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