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Redding Police: Driver Who Fled Scene of Rollover Crash was a Trinity Co. Undersheriff

By Chelsea KAY, @ChelseaKayTv
KRCR Staff
Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:32:37 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 09 2013 02:02:10 AM CST
Driver Flees Scene of Rollover Crash
REDDING, Calif. -

Redding Police Officers have tracked down the driver who fled the scene of a rollover crash -- Trinity County Undersheriff Kenneth Langston.

Officers arrived to the scene of a crash around 8:50 p.m. Monday night on Quartz Hill near the Snow Lane intersection in Redding, but at first, they couldn't find a driver.

The four-door sedan was on its side with tree branches scattered around. A witness who said he heard the crash said the car flipped three times before stopping in the median.

Investigators said they tracked down and interviewed the person behind the wheel Tuesday afternoon. They said Kenneth Langston, a Redding man in his mid 50's, admitted to being the driver. Later it was confirmed by Redding Police that Langston was an undersheriff in Trinity County.

By law, a person is required to stay at the scene of an accident or call 911 right away if there's a reason to leave.

Investigators said Langston lives within walking distance of where he crashed. Officials said that he told officers that his cell phone was not working and that he left the scene to go home and treat his wounds.

Once he was home, officers said Langston claimed he called a tow truck company, who he said told him that they would contact authorities.

Langston has not been arrested and is not facing any charges at this time.

The case is still under investigation. Once the report is finished, it will be passed along to the Shasta County District Attorney.