Woman Dies After Being Struck By Pickup, Husband Arrested

A Big Bend man has been booked into jail for the death of his wife. Tuesday morning, Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home on Reedy Camp Road in Big Bend. They found 47-year-old May Ellen Bass, who was badly injured. She was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she passed away. Her husband, 43-year-old Damian Salathiel Roberts, was detained and questioned. He and Bass had been arguing earlier in the morning and another family member became involved. Roberts was driving his pickup truck while in a physical altercation with the other family member when Bass was hit by the truck. Roberts will be arraigned Thursday afternoon on a charge of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. Detectives are seeking information at 245-6135 or mcu@co.shasta.ca.us.