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Police identify driver killed in hit-and-run crash

Published On: Dec 30 2013 03:09:44 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 30 2013 11:18:02 AM CST
Deadly Double Rollover
REDDING, Calif. -

Redding Police have identified a driver killed in a two-vehicle collision on the city's north side.  They're still looking for a second driver who survived and left the scene.

Police said 30-year-old Ruben Calderon of Redding, was killed in the collision.  The crash happened at 11:24 p.m. Sunday on Churn Creek Road north of Bodenhamer Boulevard.

The investigation revealed Calderon was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe northbound on Churn Creek Road. The vehicle left the roadway, lost control and traveled into the northbound lane of Churn Creek Road.  The Tahoe collided into a 1996 Volvo sedan that was traveling northbound.  Calderon was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Immediately after the collision, the driver of the Volvo was seen by a witness leaving the scene in a dark colored SUV.   It was determined the driver of the Volvo was injured and blood was left at the scene.  The significance of the injury is unknown.  

Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in the collision.  Churn Creek Road was closed for several hours as police investigated.

The investigation is ongoing and Investigators are asking for anyone with information regarding this traffic collision to contact the Redding Police Department at 225-4200. 

Anonymous information can be left with Shasta County Secret Witness at or 243-2319.