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Red Bluff Police investigating single-vehicle collision

An investigation has begun regarding a single-vehicle collision that left one person dead on Friday, Sept. 20.

Posted: Sep 21, 2019 9:53 AM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - An investigation has begun regarding a single-vehicle collision that left one person dead on Friday, Sept. 20.

Red Bluff Police said it happened around 7:45 p.m. on South Main Street, south of Saint Elizabeth Hospital.

CHP, Tehama County Sheriff's Office and the city's fire and police departments were all on the scene as they worked to extricate the driver from the vehicle.

Officers said medical treatment and CPR were provided but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

During preliminary investigation, officers said it appeared the driver was driving northbound on South Main Street when the vehicle veered west, crossing the oncoming lane, and left the roadway.

The identity is being withheld until notification of next-of-kin.

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