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Man killed by big rig on I-5 in Redding identified

The Shasta County Coroner's Office identified the man who was killed after walking into traffic on Interstate 5 near Cypress Ave.

Posted: Dec 7, 2020 2:33 PM
Updated: Dec 9, 2020 4:33 PM

UPDATE: (3:55 p.m.) – The Shasta County Coroner's Office identified the man who was killed after walking into traffic on Interstate 5 near Cypress Ave.

Coroner investigators said 28-year-old Kevin Gustavo Cardenas of Whittier, California, was killed on Monday, Dec. 7. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said a big rig hit and killed the man who walked into traffic. 

Investigators said this happened just after 5 a.m. on the northbound lane of I-5, south of the Cypress Avenue under crossing. Authorities said the big rig driver was going 55 miles per hour when he hit the pedestrian – who was thrown to the right shoulder and killed. The big rig had moderate damage to the right front bumper.

The case remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

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