Motorcycle accident leaves Redding fatally injured | News

REDDING, Calif. – The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a motorcycle near Oasis Road and Interstate 5 around 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The motorcyclist refused to stop and took off at high speed, eventually entering northbound Interstate 5 heading south against the current, according to the Redding Police Department.

Due to the dangerous driving, the deputies immediately stopped pursuing the motorcycle.

The motorcycle continued south exiting onto North Market Street still against the current.

As the motorcyclist approached the intersection of North Market Street and Twin View Boulevard, the motorcyclist crashed into a white SUV waiting to cross from North Market Street to Twin View Boulevard eastbound.

The SUV was occupied by a driver and a passenger. Both people were slightly injured and received medical treatment.

The Redding Police Department said the crash resulted in the motorcyclist being thrown and fatally injured.

The investigation is ongoing and the identity of all those involved has not yet been released.

The crash investigation led to the closure of North Market Street from Lake Boulevard to Caterpillar Road while officers dealt with the scene.

All roads are now reopened to traffic.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to call the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you up to date with news broadcasts and online.

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