Coroner Identifies Oregon Man Killed In Crash On I-5

The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died in a crash on Interstate Five at Lake Shasta Wednesday night. 66-year-old man Darrell Lee Richardson of Arch Cape, Oregon was driving a 1997 Lincoln southbound at around 8:40PM just north of Turntable Bay. The CHP says he was going about 70 miles an hour on a downhill curve posted at 50 miles an hour when he started to fishtail and lost control of the car. The Lincoln slid off the roadway and sideswiped a tree, then rammed another tree, bounced off, and rolled about 100 feet down the steep bank before being caught in thick brush. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene, even though he was wearing his seatbelt and the airbags deployed. The CHP does not believe alcohol was a factor.