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ICSO deputy dies in crash while responding to call


The crash left 5 others injured

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Anthony Redondo was on his way to a call in Seeley last Saturday when he lost his life in a traffic crash.

ICSO says Deputy Redondo was on his way to a mental health call around 7 p.m. when he collided with another vehicle at Forrester Road and Aten Road.

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Deputy Redondo died of his injuries on the scene.

Sheriff Ray Loera and the entire Imperial County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) is mourning the loss of Deputy Anthony Redondo. 

“First of all, that everybody understands that this was a young man that was ready to give his all and in fact did in the process of keeping this a safe community,” said Loera. 

Deputy Redondo, 25, had family from the Imperial Valley. He was with the ICSO for less than a year. 

“Well obviously it’s going to be a significant loss to the agency and quite frankly to the community. This was a young man who had a very bright future in front of him,” said Loera. 

Governor Newsom issued a heartfelt statement today on Redondo’s passing. 

“Jennifer and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Redondo. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family,” said Newsom. 

The California Highway Patrol says a 33-year-old from Seeley drove a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pulling a fuel trailer at an unknown speed. The crash left five individuals injured. The driver suffered only minor injuries.

ICSO will not release further information, because the California Highway Patrol is handling the investigation into the crash.

Memorial services for Deputy Redondo are still pending.

A GoFundMe has been created for the deputy's funeral expenses. If you'd like to donate, click here.

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