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.