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A major injury crash caused traffic delays around Highway 273 in Redding, according to the Redding Police Department.

Posted: Nov 1, 2018 7:45 AM
Updated: Nov 2, 2018 11:44 AM

UPDATE 11:43 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 - Redding police have identified the victim in a deadly crash on Highway 273 on Thursday as Brennan Emmitt Gard, 21, of Anderson. 


UPDATE 11:47 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 - Highway 273 northbound at Canyon Road and southbound at Clear Creek Road. 


UPDATE 9:32 Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 - Action News Now is still working to learn the identity of the victim in a deadly crash on Highway 273, but police have confirmed that he is a 21-year-old from Anderson. 

The man was driving a black GMC Yukon carrying a trailer with an ATV on it. 

Witnesses say that the man was speeding toward a red light. When he noticed that the light was red, he tried to break but entered the intersection into oncoming traffic. He swerved to avoid cars in the intersection and the trailer his car was towing caught on a streetlight and flipped the car multiple times. 

Police said that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the car as it was flipping. 

The victim's identity has not been released, pending notification of next of in. 

Stay with KHSL Channel 12 and for the latest updates as they become available. 


REDDING, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol is confirming the death of one individual as a result of a vehicle accident which has closed a portion of Highway 273 at Northbound Canyon Raod and Southbound Clear Creek Road.

Avoid the area if possible and expect delays.

Original Article:

REDDING, Calif. - A major injury crash has caused traffic delays around Highway 273 in Redding, according to the Redding Police Department.

Just after 7 a.m. Redding police responded to a crash at Highway 273 and Girvan Road.

Officers are advising motorists to avoid the area if possible since several roads are closed.

We have a reporter at the scene and will update as soon as more info is available. 

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