Austin Miller Dies after Shasta Accident on 5 Freeway near Lakeland
Shasta, California (September 19, 2019) – Authorities have identified 29-year-old Austin Lee Miller of Weed as one of the two persons killed in a wrong-way car accident Friday last week in Shasta.
The deadly collision occurred on Friday, September 13, on 5 Freeway, near Lakeland.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Mr. Miller and a female passenger were heading on 5 Freeway when his vehicle was struck by a 1992 Ford truck that was traveling the wrong way on the freeway.
Mr. Miller and his passenger, 30-year-old Ashley Marie Wright, of Grants Pass, Oregon, suffered severe injuries and later died.
Authorities arrested the suspect driver on suspicion of DUI. Officials searched the suspect’s home and found Illegal guns and illegal marijuana grow.