Victim Identified in Fatal Eureka Way Crash

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On February 11, 2020, at approximately 1500 hours, a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California regarding a fatal traffic collision. The decedent suffered major injuries as a result of the collision that occurred on Eureka Way near Whiskeytown Court and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital by emergency personnel.

The decedent was positively identified as 85 year old Ann May Schwartz of Redding, California. The decedent’s next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem examination will be scheduled. The case remains under investigation by the Redding Police Department.

-from press release
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  1. Avatar brad maloney says:

    About ten minutes before this terribly unfortunate fatal collision, I too was involved in a collision under similar circumstances about two hundred feet west at the entrance of Vibra Rehabilation Hospital. I was pulling out of the driveway to head west on Eureka Way. There were cars parked on the curb to the left (west) which makes it difficult to see 50 MPH oncoming traffic. The same challenge I’m sure Ms Schwartz faced when pulling out of Patients Hospital. The speed of oncoming traffic in her case may have been somewhat less but just the same, it’s moving fast. I could have been more careful, it was my fault and had I pulled out a fraction of a second sooner, I’m certain It would have been me and not poor Ms Schwarts. The thing is, IMO parking should not be allowed to the left of an exit driveway on that highway. It is after all, Highway 299 with traffic moving at a high rate of speed. I’d like to know how many collisions under similar circumstances there are per year on that highway and what can be done to mitigate such tragedy.

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