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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....

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 ...

Man dead in Biggs following hit-and-run

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Josiah Nicholl

February 12, 2018

The Oroville California Highway Patrol have confirmed that a man was killed in a hit-and-run in Biggs Saturday night.The fatal hit-and-run occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Riceton Highway, north of Afton Road, and was called in by a witness.According to Oroville police, the victim was identified by the ...

Explosive structure fire sends man to hospital

A fire erupted in a garage located at 1302 Dayton Road Wednesday. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

February 2, 2018

A man was hospitalized after an explosion set fire to a garage Wednesday.The incident took place on Dayton Road just after 1:30 p.m., according to the Chico Fire Department's incident report."The street garage just exploded," added the report.The fire was then fueled by oil, gas cans and other highly f...

Memorial planned for sisters killed in collision

The state flag is lowered on campus this week in memory of two students killed last week in a traffic accident. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Josh Cozine

January 24, 2018

A memorial for students Brittni and Brynn Frace who died after a traffic accident last week will be held Friday.The sisters tragically died due to a collision with a semi-truck while returning to campus from their family home in Atascadero. Brittni, 20, was majoring in exercise physiology and a member...

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

January 23, 2018

A vehicle driving through a red light struck another in an intersection in Oroville Sunday.According to a release Tuesday, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling east on Las Plumas Ave at about 1:38 a.m. As the vehicle entered the intersection at Lower Wyandotte Road, it struck a Toyota Tacoma also entering ...

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...

Transportation safety lacking in Chico

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Rachel Reyes

March 24, 2017

Although the favored mode of transportation for locals at Chico State is riding a bike or walking, the lack of safety for either method of transport is clear through the city's history. Chico Police Department responded to a vehicle and pedestrian crash on 5th and Walnut Street on March 10, according...

Car accident on West Sacramento Avenue and Warner Streets

A two car accident occured on the corner of West Sacramento Avenue and Warner Street. Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Brittany Mcclintock

March 7, 2015

A two car accident causes a lane closure on West Sacramento Avenue on Friday afternoon. According to Chico Police Department Officer Wayne Rockwell, a car was believed to be headed southbound on Warner Street, making a right hand turn on West Sacramento Avenue when the vehicle collided with another car also t...

Drunk man chased by neighborhood dogs

Drunk man chased by neighborhood dogs

Brittany Mcclintock

March 5, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Medical Aid Tuesday, 6:05 a.m., Yolo Field"Reported seizure on Yolo Field needed medical attention."Call Type: Annoying/Obscene Call/Text/Email Tuesday, 11:59 p.m., West 3rd Street"Officer investigated a call on West 3rd Street about someone receiving random calls...

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...

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