Christopher Merle Watson Dead after Head-On Crash near Whiskeytown Lake

REDDING, CA (August 23, 2022) – Thursday afternoon, Christopher Merle Watson was killed in a semi-truck accident on Highway 299.

The collision occurred near the Whiskeytown Recreation Center, in the area of Kennedy Memorial Drive. Investigators said a red Ford Explorer collided head-on with a semi-truck, causing the SUV to spin out of control.

Furthermore, the big-rig started to catch on fire and burned 35 acres of nearby vegetation.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, responding officials declared Christopher Merle Watson dead at the scene. The semi-truck driver, however, sustained minor injuries.

Moreover, a large portion of the area was temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties. At this time, Redding Officials are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of Christopher Merle Watson .

The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Christopher Merle Watson . May you find comfort and strength during this time.

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