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Allegedly drunk teen pedestrian launched nearly 100 feet after collision

Published On: Aug 03 2013 05:46:48 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 03 2013 05:49:37 PM CDT
Redding Police Department

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REDDING, Calif. -

A City of Shasta Lake teen suffered major injuries in Redding after being hit by a pick-up truck, and launched nearly 100 feet away from the collision.

Around 9:00 p.m. on Friday night, 16-year-old Ahableza Keluchie was allegedly running in and out of traffic near the intersection of Highway 273 and Girvan Road, according to the Redding Police Department.

Investigators said Keluchie was under the influence of alcohol.

Officers said he allegedly ran in front of a Toyota Tacoma truck being driven by a 65-year-old woman from Cottonwood. She was unable to stop or avoid hitting Keluchie, according to police.

Investigators said Keluchie was hit, and ended up coming to a stop about 93 feet from the crash site. He suffered major injuries and was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment.

Keluchie crossed the highway outside of the marked crosswalk and did not yield to the right-of-way traffic on Highway 273, according to investigators.