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Update: Victim's Name Released In Fatal Overnight Crash at Interstate 5/Highway 44 Connector

By KRCR Staff
Published On: Feb 20 2013 07:22:34 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 20 2013 11:16:17 AM CST
One Dead in Overnight Crash
REDDING, Calif. -

The CHP has released the name of the man killed in an early morning rollover accident in Redding.

Investigators said Michael Leighton, 45 of Redding, was killed when his car rolled over on the Interstate 5/Highway 44 connector near downtown Redding.

It happened just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the CHP, Leighton was trying to drive onto westbound Highway 44 when he crashed.  He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle came to rest upside down in the green space in the middle of the interchange.

Traffic was not impacted by the crash.