Anderson man arrested after deadly Redding collision
REDDING — Authorities in Redding say they arrested an Anderson man after the allegedly intoxicated driver struck and killed a pedestrian early Sunday morning, Oct. 27. The deadly crash happened in front of the Casino Club at 1885 Hilltop Dr.
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City of Redding Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the accident at 1:45 a.m., after receiving reports of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian, Redding Police Sgt. Jeff Schmidt reported after the accident and arrest.
When officials arrived they found the pedestrian down in the roadway with major traumatic injuries. The vehicle that struck the victim was nearby along with its driver, later identified as Jeffrey Brown, 49, of Anderson.
The victim was rushed to Mercy Medical Center where, despite life-saving efforts, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Based on the circumstances, Redding PD’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
During their subsequent investigation, officers observed that Brown showed “signs and symptoms of impairment,” according to Schmidt.
“The investigation led to his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and 2nd-degree murder,” the Sgt. explained. After his arrest, Brown was booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding for those charges, according to Schmidt.
Officials have not released the victim’s identity, pending notification of their family.
Redding PD’s investigation is ongoing and officials have asked that anyone with additional information about this investigation, or who witnessed the deadly collision and has not yet provided a statement, to contact Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 19R070758 and can remain anonymous.
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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.