Vigil Held for 18-Year-Old Killed by Two Cars

REDDING, Calif. - The father of a young man hit and killed by two cars in Redding is speaking out the same day a vigil was held in his honor.

Officers said 18-year-old Justin Alexander Schjoth was hit by two vehicles within seconds of each other.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning on Victor Avenue and Conifer Way.

The first driver was turning left from Conifer onto southbound Victor and hit the man. People who saw it said Schjoth was on his knees yelling for help when he was hit again by a pick-up truck.

He was taken to Mercy Medical Center but did not survive.

A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday afternoon for Schjoth.

His dad, Kennith Schjoth said they wanted their friends and family to gather so they could honor the incredible young man that his son was.

He said Justin was the kind of person who could light up a room.

He had an older brother and both an older and younger sister. His dad said he was loving, caring and was always helpful with his little sister.

"He was just my life. He was my baby; my youngest. He was a good man, a good little man before he got to grow up to be a man. He loved everybody," Schjoth said.

His dad said Justin loved to camp, hike and fish. He said he was a "music buff" and especially loved oldies like The Who and Dean Martin.

A funeral for Justin in scheduled for Friday at the Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

If you'd like to help the Schjoth family, there is an account setup at Sierra Central Credit Union.

Kent's Meats & Groceries on Airport Road in Redding also has donation jars in their store.

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