Man Killed Struck And Killed By Big Rig On I-5 Identified

A man who was killed on Interstate 5 in Redding Monday morning has been identified by the Coroner’s Office as 28-year-old Kevin Gustavo Cardenas of Whittier. A truck driver from Sacramento said he had been driving his Kenworth tractor-trailer northbound on I-5 through Redding and struck what he thought was an animal near the Cypress Avenue exit a little after 5AM. The impact caused moderate damage to the right front fender of the truck, and threw Cardenas to the shoulder. It was some time later before the trucker was made aware that he had hit a person.