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Multiple ambulances sent for head-on collision

By Adam McAllister, Chief Photographer, amcallister@krcrtv.com
Tracey Leong, tleong@krcrtv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:38:30 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 29 2013 02:14:37 AM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

A head-on collision Wednesday night sent five people to the hospital, including four young children.

Emergency crews were called to the scene just after 5 p.m. on Victor Ave. south of Cypress Ave. in Redding.

The four children were between the ages of two and five.  They were all taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding where a trauma team was on alert for one of the young children. Their mother, 25-year-old Luree Vineyard, was also transported via ambulance. None of their injuries were major.

Redding Police Sgt. Jay Guterding says the driver of the gray Mazda, 19-year-old Jacob Black, was at fault for hitting the red Escort, driven by Vineyard. Black will be sent a traffic citation. Vineyard was driving on a suspended license with two kids who were not properly restrained. She also didn't have insurance. Vineyard will be charged with a misdemeanor.