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Victim identified in fatal weekend car crash

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Dec 17 2013 11:31:00 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 17 2013 11:31:37 AM CST
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office has released the name of a man killed in a weekend car crash in Redding.    

The victim is 30-year-old Ronald Downing.

Redding Police responded around 3:40 a.m. Saturday to North Bechelli Lane near Hemsted Drive.  Officers found a black 1999 Honda Accord on its roof.

Police said Downing had been southbound on Bechelli Lane when the vehicle failed to negotiate the curve, left the road and hit a brick sign.     

Officers believe speed was a factor in the crash.