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Skyway blocked after truck crashes into guardrails

Skyway blocked after truck crashes into guardrails

Natalie Hanson

April 25, 2018

The Skyway was closed Tuesday after a utility truck crashed at about 3:14 p.m.California Highway Patrol responded to the "Lookout Point" area of the Skyway after a utility truck traveling east crashed between two guardrails. According to Sergeant Brian McGee, the driver of the truck "was driving too fast....

Highway 99 crash leaves one dead

Chico firefighters arrived to extinguish flames on the truck, while northbound Highway 99 at East 1st Ave remained closed. Image courtesy of the Chico Fire Department.

Josiah Nicholl

March 12, 2018

A man died Sunday night after getting into a car accident on Highway 99, according to the California Highway Patrol.The CHP confirmed that the incident happened around 9:30 p.m., when the man was driving north in a 1992 Toyota pickup truck on Highway 99, just south of East First Avenue.The truck hit a guar...

Car flips during an accident

The man inside the flipped pick up trick suffered minor injuries. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

August 25, 2017

Tow-Truck crashes into a pickup truck this afternoon.A tow-truck coming down 8th St., a one way street, slammed into a silver pickup truck trying to cross the intersection going up Ivy Street.According to Kevin, tow-truck driver, as he was coming down 8th St. about 100 feet before the intersection wh...

1 dead, 1 injured in crash

East 20th Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and C Street were closed following a crash on Thursday, Oct. 1. that left one dead and one injured. Photo credit: Kindra Robinson

Kindra Robinson

October 4, 2015

One woman is dead and another man injured after a car crash on East 20th Street last Thursday. Haley McMahan, 19, died when the silver Toyota Camry she was a passenger in crashed and rolled over.Another passenger, Tyler Burns, 19, suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center, according to a police pr...

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...

10 dead from bus crash

Orland residents look on Thursday as emergency personnel clean up the accident. Photo credit: Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

April 11, 2014

Ten people died after a crash Thursday involving a charter bus, a FedEx semitrailer and a white sedan on Interstate 5 near Orland. The accident occurred after a semitrailer traveling south crossed over the center divider and clipped a white sedan, then collided with the bus, according to California H...

Fundraiser held for student’s funeral

Bryant Mata-Adams

Mozes Zarate

January 29, 2014

An online fundraiser in support of Bryant Mata-Adams' mother has raised more than $10,000 in less than two days. Mata-Adams, a 19-year-old Chico State student, died Monday after a suspected DUI crash Sunday killed one other passenger, Austin Silver, 20, and left driver Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, in critical condition. The fundraiser's goal is to support Lisa Mata, Mata-A...

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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