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Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on Lassen Avenue

The road under the overpass on East Lassen Avenue was blocked off by police tape. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

September 27, 2019

A pedestrian was struck by a transport van on East Lassen Avenue early Friday morning, leaving the area under the overpass blocked off by police. Officer Travis Johnsen and the collision investigation team responded to the scene. According to Johnsen, the van was traveling we...

Head-on collision involving CAL Fire vehicle leaves one dead

Emergency responders are currently investigating the scene of a fatal crash on Highway 99 near Keefer Road. Image courtesy of Rick Carhart, Informations Officer for CAL Fire.

Natalie Hanson

March 9, 2018

A head-on, fatal traffic accident was reported on Highway 99, north of Chico, Friday.According to Rick Carhart, Information Officer for CAL Fire, the incident was reported north of Keefer Road at 2:14 p.m. The area is still being cleared and investigated.Carhart stated that at the time of the incident ...

Truck collides into Chico business

Truck collided into a local business. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

December 11, 2017

A vehicle caused a truck to drive through the wall of a local business Sunday. The incident occurred on West 9th Street at 4:28 p.m., according to Julia Yarbough, press information officer for the Chico Police Department. A Nissan Pathfinder was suspected of driving into a lane down Orange Street...

Cyclist suffers minor injuries after steering into oncoming traffic

Bicyclist steers into oncoming traffic on East Avenue. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

November 30, 2017

A woman riding her bicycle on East Avenue was struck by a vehicle Wednesday.The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on West East Avenue when the cyclist had been riding near the sidewalk, but turned into the left-hand lane in front of westbound traffic and was struck by a white SUV, acco...

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...

Fatal collision leaves 2 dead

Chico Police Department officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Photo credit: Hannah Suzuki

Hannah Suzuki

April 27, 2015

A fatal vehicle versus pedestrian collision on an East Lassen Avenue sidewalk left an elderly couple dead and passenger injured Saturday. An 81-year-old driver had driven up onto a sidewalk and struck the two pedestrians, who were walking their dog, according to a press release. When the C...

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...

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...

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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