Mount Shasta CHP Calls on Public for Help in Hit-and-Run Investigation
Originally published 10-6-23 via Facebook
by CHP – Mount Shasta:
“On October 6, 2023, at approximately 0535 hours, Mr. John was driving a 2019 Toyota Highlander on Interstate-5 southbound south of Sweetbrier Avenue in Shasta County. For an unknown reason, Mr. John allowed the Toyota Highlander to drift off the right hand shoulder and collide with a tree and overturn, coming to rest in the southbound lanes of I-5 southbound.
Shortly after, Mr. Peterson observed the crashed Toyota Highlander from the northbound lanes of I-5 and pulled over to check on the occupants. Mr. Peterson exited his vehicle and crossed the northbound lanes of I-5 and rendered assistance to the occupants in the southbound lanes of I-5. Mr. Peterson was suddenly struck by an unknown vehicle which then fled the scene. Additionally, Mr. Mcclure was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger on I-5 southbound south of Sweetbrier Avenue and was unable to avoid a crash with the tree located in the southbound lanes of I-5 as a result of the first crash. Mr. John and his passengers, E. John, Priscilua, and Williams, were transported to Mercy Mount Shasta for minor injuries.
Mr. Peterson was transported to Mercy Redding for major injuries. This incident is still under investigation and anyone with any information is urged to contact Officer E. Padilla, at the CHP Mount Shasta Office at (530) 926-2627.”