The passenger killed in Friday’s early morning vehicle crash in Shasta County has been identified.

The wreck was originally supported by law enforcement to have happened in Anderson, but the newest press release states it was in Cottonwood.

California Highway Patrol officials state 27 year old Alexander Kirby lost control of his vehicle on Balls Ferry Road in Cottonwood early Friday morning, hitting a fence and a phone pole. The passenger in the automobile, 22- year old Sean Kenneth Michael Binder of Redding, died after being thrown out of the car. Kirby, the driver, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol for felony DUI with an accident and vehicular manslaughter. According to a public information officer for the Shasta County Superior Court, there’s no court date set yet for Kirby, however, he is expected to appear on Tuesday. He is being held in the Shasta County Jail at $100,000 bond.

We are now learning more about a fatal crash in Anderson we told you about Friday morning.

We now know the title of the victim of the fatal crash. A drunken driving investigation has since been opened.

He would later die from his injuries.

The CHP reported the 27-year old-driver Alexander Kirby was heading north after he lost control on a curve and struck a tree, and a utility pole.

Officials state Kirby was driving at a high rate of speed in a 45-mile per hour zone.

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