Georgia Delarge, 67, Badly Injured in Redding Crash on Highway 44
REDDING (December 21, 2019) – A driver was killed and another was badly injured after a traffic collision along Highway 44 Saturday morning.
California Highway Patrol said 67-year-old Oak Run resident Georgia Delarge was hospitalized after the multi-vehicle accident.
The incident began when 49-year-old Philip Stamps was driving a gray 2018 Subaru Forester east on Highway 44 at about 65 mph.
For an unknown reason, the Palo Cedro man then crossed into the westbound lane. He collided with a white 2013 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Delarge at about 55 mph.
Man Killed in Redding Crash on Highway 44 Near Stillwater Road
According to the Record Searchlight, the Silverado rolled over while the Forester continued east in the westbound lane. The Subaru ultimately hit a blue 2005 Audi S4 station wagon nearly head-on.
Paramedics responded to the site and pronounced the male operator of the Audi dead at the scene. The name of the deceased party has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that both Delarge and Stamps were transported to Mercy Medical Center with moderate injuries. The wreck occurred at about 10:23 a.m., west of Stillwater Road.
The cause of the tragic incident remains under investigation.
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