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Police: Woman brain dead after motorcycle accident

Published On: Apr 24 2014 08:42:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2014 09:08:03 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

A 26-year-old woman was brain-dead after a crash at a busy Redding intersection Thursday afternoon. The driver responsible for the accident has been arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

According to Redding Police the woman was on a motorcycle when a driver in a white Honda sedan ran a red light causing the collision.

Officers said she was transported to a hospital where she was declared brain dead.

The accident took place at the intersection of Placer and Buenaventura boulevard.

Police will be closing the area at 6:45 p.m. for about 45 minutes. They are asking motorists to use alternative streets.

This article contains a clarification: Redding police originally described the victim as being deceased, but later clarified that the victim was brain-dead at a local hospital.