December 15, 2010 7:00 pm
On Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm Redding Police Officers responded to a reported hit and run traffic collision in the 2100 block of Pine Street. Witnesses reported that the victim was walking west across Pine Street when a grey, extended cab Ford F-150 pickup passed his position. The driver of the Ford pickup made a u-turn on Lincoln Street and was driving the wrong direction on Pine Street when he collided with the victim. According to witnesses, the driver made a second u-turn after the collision and ran over the victim a second time.
The victim was identified as Sam Soksoda, 23 years of Redding. Soksoda was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with unknown injuries.
This incident is being investigated as an intentional act. The motivation of the driver or potential links to the victim is still under investigation. The driver is described as a white male adult in his thirties with short brown hair and dark eyes. The vehicle was last observed driving south on East Street.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Redding Police Department Investigations Division at 530 225-4214 or Shasta County Secret Witness at 530 243-2319.
Contact: Sergeant Al Mellon
Redding Police Department
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