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Redding man dead after being runover by delivery truck

A traffic collision on E. Cypress Ave. at Bechelli Lane has closed E. Cypress Ave. after a man was run over by a delivery truck.

Posted: Jun 24, 2021 3:10 PM
Updated: Jun 25, 2021 8:32 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Redding Police said a man died of his injuries in a Redding hospital after being run over by a Penske Delivery truck on Bechelli Lane.

A 66-year-old Redding man was riding a motorcycle in the center lane and attempted to pass a delivery truck. The truck then attempted to make a turn into the Subaru dealership but crashed into the motorcycle, according to Redding Police.

The rider crashed into the driver's side of the truck and became trapped under the cargo area. The truck continued into the parking lot and dragged to the motorcycle, which caught on fire. 

The call came in around 2:02 p.m. Thursday to SHASCOM and when officers arrived, the rider was lying in the eastbound lane of Cypress Ave.

People in the area were able to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers.

Police said the driver of the truck was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He was interviewed and released from the scene.

The driver, along with two passengers, were not injured. 

CHP's Enforcement Unit helped with the investigation and found multiple commercial transportation violations. They said the truck came from a suspicious origin and found over 900 catalytic converters.

The Redding Police Department Detectives Division took over the catalytic converter investigation. 

Traffic was still closed on E. Cypress Ave. between Bechelli Lane and Beverly Drive and police asked drivers to use alternative routes.

The crash remains under investigation. 

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information.

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