On October 26, 2017, at about 12:18 p.m., Redding Police Department officers were dispatched to an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Hilltop Drive south of Lake Boulevard.
Based on statements and evidence at the scene, it was determined that Jerry Brown, age 64 of Redding, was driving his vehicle northbound on Hilltop Drive when, for an unknown reason, he drifted across the southbound lanes of traffic and struck Tiril Asjord, age 21 of Redding, who was walking northbound on the west shoulder of Hilltop Drive. Asjord suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital.
Jerry Brown was evaluated for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. He was subsequently arrested for causing injury while driving under the influence of drugs and booked into the Shasta County Jail.