UPDATE: 3/26/2018 12:03 p.m.
Redding Calif.—The Redding Police Department arrested LaRose Marie Kelly on March 21st for being under the influence of alcohol and for causing a fatal crash after witnesses said she was the driver.
The following day RPD received information indicating LaRose Kelly was not the driver of the vehicle at fault.
The witness identified Lily Ann Richey, 20 years old of Cottonwood as the driver of the vehicle at fault.
LaRose Kelly and her husband Kelly Jameson who was a passenger in the vehicle, were interviewed at Mercy Medical Center where they were still being treated for their injuries.
LaRose Kelly admitted to being intoxicated the night of the crash but denied driving the car.
Kelly Jameson was adamant that Lily Richey was driving at the time of the crash.
LaRose Kelly was released from RPD custody so that she could be treated for her injuries.
RPD obtained a social media messaging video showing Lily Richey driving the car with LaRose Kelly sitting in the passenger seat.
According to the time stamp on the video, the footage was taken just before the crash.
Based on the video evidence and witness statements, Lily Richey was re-interviewed by RPD.
Richey admitted to driving the car, running a red light, and causing the crash that killed the passenger sitting in the right rear passenger seat.
She also admitted to falsely accusing LaRose Kelly as the driver during her original interview.
Lily Richey was not arrested at the end of the interview.
The crash is being investigated and evidence is being collected.
Once the investigation is complete the report will be forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Based on the information gathered at the time of the crash, Lily Richey was not driving under the influence of alcohol.
UPDATE: 11:45 a.m.
Redding Calif.-- Redding Police positively identified 24 year old Matthew Cave Sieglock of Redding as the passenger that died in the crash.
The collision remains under investigation.
Redding Calif.-- Redding Police say one person was killed and another arrested after a suspected D.U.I crash.
Police say Larose Marie Kelly, 41, of Garberville, was driving west on South Street at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday, when she approached the intersection of California Street with three passengers in the vehicle. Police say Kelly ran the red light and hit a Toyota pickup in the intersection.
Police say Kelly and one of her passengers were trapped inside the car, while another was killed at the scene and a fourth was able to exit the car with minor injuries. The driver of the Toyota pickup was uninjured.
Police say Kelly was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Kelly was taken into custody for driving DUI causing injury and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. She will be booked in the Shasta County Jail once she is medically cleared.
Three passengers from Kelly’s vehicle sustained injuries during the collision. One was released from the scene with minor injuries, a second was transported to the hospital where he is still receiving medical care, and the third is deceased. Police have not released the identity of the person killed.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Redding Police Department Traffic Division at 530-225-4200.
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