Leona McCovey Arrested after Hit-and-Run on Shasta Street [Redding, CA]

Leona McCovey Arrested after Hit-and-Run on Shasta Street [Redding, CA]
Leona McCovey Arrested after Hit-and-Run on Shasta Street [Redding, CA]

Police Identifies, Arrests Leona McCovey in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run

REDDING, CA (October 31, 2021) — The Redding police have identified the driver involved in a hit-and-run on Shasta Street as 33-year-old Leona McCovey of Redding.
The crash took place Thursday morning, October 21, at about 8:57 a.m. According to officials, McCovey was driving a pickup truck when she hit an elderly man outside Heavenly Donuts shop. McCovey reportedly failed to yield, resulting in her striking the man who was walking between the markings. Additionally, she did not stop and continued driving after the collision.
Later, the police identified McCovey through surveillance video. They subsequently arrested her at her home for hit and run causing great bodily harm, and then booked her at Shasta County Jail.
Meanwhile, the elderly man suffered a head injury. The police said he was down in the roadway when they arrived at the scene. Updates about his condition are not available at this time. His name was also unknown and only identified by the police as a 75-year-old man.
Based on reports, the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office will review the case.

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