Teen Arrested For DUI After Fatal Crash

A 25-year-old man was killed in a crash at the northwest edge of Red Bluff Wednesday night by an allegedly drunk teenage driver. At 7:30PM, Anthony Huerta was driving a Ford Focus eastbound on Plymire Road east of Mendenhall with 20-year-old Aubrey Rodriguez as a passenger. Behind the small car was a Dodge pickup driven by a 17-year-old Red Bluff boy. The Ford slowed down and turned and the boy in the pickup was unable to stop in time, plowing into the Focus. Both vehicles ended up on their sides. While rolling over, Huerta was partially ejected and killed. He was not wearing his seatbelt. Rodriguez, his passenger, was seatbelted. She was taken to Mercy in Redding with a head injury. The 17-year-old driver of the pickup had minor scratches to his arm and face. He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.