20-Year-Old Man Dies in DUI Crash on 5 Freeway at Lake Boulevard
REDDING, CA (February 14, 2020) – A woman was arrested following a deadly DUI crash early Friday morning in Redding.
The crash happened just after 1:00 a.m. on southbound 5 Freeway, just south of Lake Boulevard.
CHP officials said a 2013 Honda Civic rear-ended a 2006 BMW sedan, causing the BMW to overturn. Shortly after the crash, a Peterbilt tractor-trailer truck was unable to stop and struck the BMW.
Paramedics responded and located the BMW driver with fatal injuries. The victim, a 20-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately available.
A passenger in the Honda, 25-year-old James Parscal, suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital. The driver, identified as 22-year-old Jecenia Hedrick of Anderson, was also seriously injured and hospitalized.
Police later arrested Hedrick for DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
Meanwhile, the driver of the big rig was unharmed.
CHP officials closed the southbound lanes of 5 Freeway for about four hours while they investigated the incident.
We are one with the bereaved family and friends of the victim during this very unfortunate time of their lives.
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