On Wednesday, May 20th, the authorities identified the pedestrian who died in an auto-pedestrian accident in Redding, California. In the accident report update, the Deputy Coroner of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office revealed the victim’s name as Razy Lynn Tuffnell, a 46-year-old resident of Chico.
The deputy coroner said that the deceased passed away from severe injuries sustained after getting hit by a car traveling on Highway 273 at Buenaventura Boulevard. The accident occurred on Monday evening, May 18th.
In the preliminary accident report, the Redding Police Department said that Tuffnell crossed the street in front of moving traffic. The deceased ran across the car, driven by 25-year-old Gessica Leuschner, who was traveling northbound on the highway.
The driver told the authorities that she was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the pedestrian. The investigators called a DUI specialist to the scene, who confirmed that Leuschner was not impaired in any way when the accident occurred. Speed did not contribute to the crash either.
The police at the time held back the name of the deceased pending notification of the next-of-kin. The investigation into the fatal collision remains ongoing. Anyone with helpful information should contact the RPD on the listed line.
An auto-pedestrian accident is not uncommon in California and the United States, and data gathered from accident reports show that the number of fatalities keeps climbing. The Cal-Office of Traffic Safety advises pedestrians and drivers to exercise safe behaviors on the road to protect themselves and other road users.
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