Dump Truck Accident on Wildcat Road Left One Cottonwood Man Dead

RED BLUFF, CA (July 18, 2022) – A truck crash on Manton Road claimed the life of Leland Hardy Gridley Saturday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 8:10 a.m. east of Manton Road, east of Wildcat Road.

Furthermore, the investigators said Gridley drove across the westbound lane while driving a 2008 Peterbilt three-axle dump truck and traveled off the north roadway edge.

Consequently, it collided with a large tree north of the roadway.

Unfortunately, 35-year-old Leland Hardy Gridley of Cottonwood succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Red Bluff Officials continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Manton Road crash.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Leland Hardy Gridley.


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