Investigators release identities of double fatal Highway 44 crash in Redding

UPDATE: Shasta County Coroner Investigators have released the identities of two men who were killed in a crash off Highway 44 in Redding Monday night.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 5:30 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2019 4:31 PM

UPDATE 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Action News Now has learned the identities of two men who were killed in a crash off Highway 44 in Redding Monday night.

Shasta County Coroner said 30-year-old Ryan Dearman of Cottonwood and 27-year-old Travis Burndage of Redding. The CHP said Burndage lost control while driving around 100 miles per hour, and veered off the edge of the highway near Victor Ave.

The car went 50 feet down into a creek bed below. Officer said both men were thrown from the car and pronounced dead on the scene.

Recovery crews worked for several hours to remove the car. 

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UPDATE 5:54 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 - The CHP is confirming two people are dead in the crash of a Corvette in the westbound lanes of Highway 44, between the Shasta View and Victor Avenue exits.

Investigators say there were reports the Corvette was traveling 100 miles per hour when it left the road and crashed into a creek bed. The people who died were thrown from the vehicle.

The lanes of Highway 44 that were closed reopened shortly after 5:30 p.m. 

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REDDING, Calif. -  The CHP is confirming a major traffic incident in the westbound lanes of Highway 44 west of the Shasta View Exit.

Officers were dispatched to the scene at 5:02 p.m.

Action News Now Reporter Spencer Joseph is providing live reports from the scene and says two people are dead.

We will bring you new information on the crash as it becomes available. 

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