The Orion

Civil suit filed for deadly car crash

Flowers at the bottom of Big Chico Creek along Bidwell Avenue, where three Chico State students were involved in a single car crash Jan. 26 in the early morning. Orion File Photo.
October 4, 2014

Months after a vehicle crash killed two Chico State students and left one hospitalized, two families are suing each other on behalf of their sons. In April, Steve and Christine Silver, the parents of...

Creek curve poses threat to drivers

Flowers at the scene of a car crash Jan. 26 where three Chico State students were involved. The Orion file photo.
May 14, 2014

Tom Bailey, an 87-year-old Chico man, said that his wife could tell by the hum of the engine whether a passing car would make the curve or fly off into the creek. Off the beaten path of Nord Avenue’s...

Driver in DUI crash is awake from coma

Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez
April 21, 2014

The driver involved in an alleged DUI single-car crash that preceded the death of two Chico State students in January is awake and recovering. The 18-year-old Chico State student, who was previously in...

Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Flowers are lain at the scene of a car crash Jan. 26 where three Chico State students were involved. The Orion file photo.
March 7, 2014

The driver in a single-vehicle crash in January that preceded the death of two Chico State students had alcohol and marijuana in his system, according to a toxicology report.Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18,...

Student remembered as upbeat, caring

Austin Silver, 1993-2014, is remembered as a caring, upbeat and sociable person. Silver died at the scene of a car crash from severe head trauma Jan. 27. More than 200 people attended his vigil in Simi Valley Sunday. Photo courtesy of Steven Silver.
February 4, 2014

  Austin Silver, 20, a Chico State student who died in a car crash on Jan. 26, is remembered as a curious, upbeat and musical individual by his friends and family. Silver, a music industry major,...

Memorials held for dead students

Bryant Mata-Adams, left, Austin Silver. Photos courtesy of Chico State.
February 3, 2014

Memorial and support services are being held for the students involved in a fatal car crash that occurred on Jan. 27. Services for Bryant Mata-Adams will be held on Feb. 8, at 4190 Front St. in San Diego,...

Zingg comments on students’ deaths

President Paul Zingg
January 29, 2014

In a video announcement to the campus Wednesday evening, President Paul Zingg talked about the three Chico State students who were in involved in a fatal car crash Sunday. "They have high hopes, dreams...

Fundraiser held for student’s funeral

Bryant Mata-Adams
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...

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
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...

Student dies, two students critically injured in crash

Austin Silver
January 26, 2014

A Chico State student is dead and two other students are in critical condition after a car crash occurred early Sunday morning.Austin Silver, 20, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at...

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