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Driver in creek crash faces criminal charges

Mozes Zarate // October 6, 2014

An arrest warrant is out for the driver involved in single car crash that that took the lives of two Chico State students. The Butte County district attorney's office filed criminal charges against...

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.

Civil suit filed for deadly car crash

Mozes Zarate // 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...

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

Creek curve poses threat to drivers

Mozes Zarate // 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...

Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez

Driver in DUI crash is awake from coma

Mozes Zarate // 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...

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

Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Mozes Zarate // 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,...

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

Memorials held for dead students

Mozes Zarate // 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,...

President Paul Zingg

Zingg comments on students’ deaths

Mozes Zarate // January 30, 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...

Bryant Mata-Adams

Fundraiser held for student’s funeral

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...

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

Second passenger in Sunday’s crash is dead

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...

Austin Silver

Student dies, two students critically injured in crash

Mozes Zarate // 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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