Benefit Planned For Young Girl Killed By Alleged DUI Driver

A softball tournament is intended to raise money for funeral expenses for a young girl killed last month by an allegedly drunk driver in Redding. On the night of January 28th a Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 20-year-old Marcel Johnson was making a left turn from Hartnell onto Northwoods Way next to Parson's School when it was broadsided by a pickup reportedly driven by 26-year-old Charles Canfield of Shasta Lake. Marcel's 10-year-old sister Marley was in the passenger seat of the Eclipse and she was killed. Canfield was allegedly fleeing a hit-and-run he caused moments earlier at the Hartnell/Churn Creek intersection. He reportedly ran from the scene but was caught in the Hilltop Drive area and arrested for murder. Marley Johnson's family needs money for Marley's final expenses, so friends of the family are organizing a slow pitch softball tournament to be held at Big League Dreams February 27th. The teams are co-ed and the cost is 20 Dollars per player. Captains should gather teams of 9 to 12 players and submit team rosters to Big League Dreams by the 24th.