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3-vehicle accident leads to fatality

3-vehicle accident leads to fatality

Gordy Papalias

April 17, 2019

Chico Police Department responded to a three-car traffic collision that led to one fatality at Marigold and East Avenue on Saturday.A vehicle with a solo driver was traveling at a high speed eastbound on East Avenue and collided with another vehicle that was occupied by two subjects. The second vehicle was traveling northbound on Marigold Avenue at the time of the collision. The third vehicle was occupied by three people and sustained only minor damage.Three subjects were transported to a local hospital where one subject died from the collision, according to a Chico Police Department press release.The Chico Police Department Major Accident Inve...

Intoxicated driver causes fatal crash north of Chico

Intoxicated driver causes fatal crash north of Chico

Josiah Nicholl

February 26, 2018

An intoxicated driver killed a passenger of a freight-liner in a crash on Highway 99 early Saturday morning.According to the California Highway Patrol in Chico, the intoxicated driver, identified as 24-year-old Adnan Mubarak, was speeding northbound on Highway 99 around 5 a.m. Saturday. Mubarak attempted to pas...

Chico State sisters die in fatal car crash

Brittni and Brynn Frace were killed in a car crash this week. Photo credit: Photo Courtesy of Highlands Church

Alejandra Fraga

January 19, 2018

Brittni Frace, a returning student at Chico State, and her sister Brynn died due to a car accident while returning back to Chico Tuesday. The incident occurred on Highway 198 west of Interstate 5, according to a press release. Brittni died instantly as a result of the crash. Her sister, Brynn...

Butte County Sergeant is injured in car accident

Burnett received minor injuries from the collision, he has been released from the hospital. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Luke Dennison

September 19, 2017

Sergeant on patrol collided into multiple obstacles, Tuesday, in the area of East 16th Street and Park Avenue. According to a press release, Butte County Sheriff's Office, Sergeant Sam Burnett was feeling ill during his drive back to the station before colliding his vehicle into an empty parked car, a d...

Motorcycle accident leads to several collisions

Police cars lined up following incident Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Alejandra Fraga

March 3, 2017

A motorcycle collision took place on Friday, leaving one individual with major injuries.The incident took place on the 99 with traffic headed northbound. The traffic ahead of the motorcycle abruptly slowed down, causing the motorcycle to collide into a vehicle (Mercedes). The Mercedes then spun out o...

Two car collision on 8th street and Ivy street

An officer speaks with the driver of the car that turned onto 8th street. Photo credit: Katherine Feaster

Katherine Feaster

May 6, 2015

A two-car collision occurred on 8th Street and Ivy Street around 6 p.m. yesterday according to Chico Police Department. According to witnesses a red car paused briefly at the stop sign on the corner of 8th Ivy Streets and turned onto 8th Street and was struck by a silver Toyota. The red car came to a...

Car crash victim identified as Chico State student

Car crash victim identified as Chico State student

Dylan Dewit

March 30, 2015

Chico State student Nickolas Klein died Saturday night after being struck by an SUV near the intersection of West Seventh and Hazel streets. Klein was crossing Seventh Street northbound when he was hit by a Chevy TrailBlazer headed east, according to police reports. The SUV then hit two parked...

3 cars entangled in collision on 9th Street

3 cars entangled in collision on 9th Street

Brianne Mcevoy

February 27, 2015

A three-car collision occurred in front of ABC Market on Ninth and Ivy streets at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday. According to a Chico police officer, the driver of a Dodge pickup truck stopped on Ivy Street at the stop sign facing Ninth Street and then proceeded to drive onto the one-way street. T...

Student struck by car in front of O’Connell

Paramedics, fireman and University Police officers tend to a student after being struck by a Volkswagen Beetle on Warner Street. Photo credit: Steven Verstelle

Steven Verstelle

April 23, 2014

A Chico State student was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a car on Warner Street Street in front of the O'Connell Technology Center. The incident occurred around 12:15 p.m.. The student was riding a long-board on Warner Street near West Second Street when she was hit by a black Volkswagen Beetle, said said Leslie Velasquez, a...

Stoplight down in evening collision

A dark sedan is halted before a once-standing stoplight on the intersection of Ivy and First streets. Photo credit: Kevin Crittenden

Kevin Crittenden

April 20, 2014

An intersection collision on West First and Ivy streets early Sunday morning destroyed a stoplight.No Chico State students were involved and no major injuries were reported, according to Chico Police officers on the scene. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 am.A four-door sedan was traveling northbound on Ivy St...

Four-car pileup on Ninth and Ivy streets

Firefighters approach the aftermath of a four-car pileup on the intersection of Ninth and Ivy streets. Photo credit: Emerson Keenan

Emerson Keenan

April 19, 2014

A pickup truck went into oncoming traffic on the intersection of Ninth and Ivy streets Saturday evening, resulting in a four-car pileup.No one was injured, said Chico Police Officer Peter Durfee. The incident occurred at approximately 6:20 p.m., he said. A Dodge pickup truck entered into the intersection going south and was h...

Second passenger in Sunday’s crash is dead

Flowers are left at the remains of a crashed that killed 20-year-old Chico State student Austin Silver and 19-year-old Bryant Mata-Adams.Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Mozes Zarate

January 28, 2014

Bryant Mata-Adams, 19, a Chico state student involved in a fatal crash early Sunday morning, passed away overnight Monday, according to the Butte County coroner's office. Mata-Adams is the second passenger to die in the crash. Austin Silver, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, driver Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, is in...

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