The identification of a pedestrian who died earlier this week after an alleged DUI motorist struck him in Redding, California, calls for the expertise of a top accident lawyer. The Shasta County Coroner’s Office on Thursday, June 18, disclosed the victim’s identity as Murray Ronald Roseberry, a 61-year-old man from Redding.
The incident took place at approximately 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, on Highway 17, near Breslauer Way. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a media release that the victim died from injuries suffered in the accident shortly after he arrived at the hospital.
Preliminary reports showed that the victim was hit by an SUV hauling a boat. The operator of the vehicle, identified as Steward Helmer of Anderson, immediately pulled over after the crash. He exited from the car and checked on the pedestrian before placing an emergency call to the Shasta County authorities, witnesses confirmed. Officers gathered that the motorist may have swerved to avoid a collision, but the boat his SUV was hauling struck the victim.
Emergency responders transported Roseberry to Mercy Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies reported that Helmer displayed signs of impairment during the interrogations. They ultimately arrested the motorist and booked him into the Shasta County Jail. He now faces charges of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Anyone involved in a traffic accident, or their loved ones, should endeavor to seek legal counsel from a top accident lawyer as soon as possible, to determine the next line of action.
Disclaimer: The Accident News article you just read includes information obtained from numerous sources. These sources include, but are not limited to, websites and press releases from law enforcement, the county coroner, fire departments, and other news outlets. While we strive to provide readers with the most accurate information, sometimes the information received is not entirely accurate. For complete details, please refer to an official police report.
The articles published contain sensitive subject matter that may be hard to read by some. We understand that losing a loved one is hard and devastating. Accident News’s decision to share the stories is to help others who may be facing the same situations by providing appropriate resources to the general public.