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Redding man dead after motorcycle collision

Redding Police said a motorcyclist died after crashing on Hartnell Avenue and Shotwick Trail on September 12.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 10:31 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2019 1:03 PM

UPDATE 10:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 - The driver of the motorcycle has been positively identified as 26-year-old Brock Jay Whaley of Redding.

Whaley was a firefighter for CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit. 

His relatives have been notified and an autopsy will be scheduled. The incident remains under investigation by the Redding Police Department.

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REDDING, Calif. - One person has died after an evening motorcycle collision.

Redding Police said a motorcyclist died after crashing on Hartnell Avenue and Shotwick Trail on September 12.

Around 7 p.m., police said the rider was speeding when he crashed at a curve, was thrown from his bike when hitting a raised sidewalk and struck a tree.

The rider was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his major injuries. 

Police said the rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision but it came off during contact with the sidewalk.

Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the collision.

The release of identity is pending until relative notification.

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