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Another Chico State student killed by alleged drunk driver

Another Chico State student killed by alleged drunk driver

Noah Herbst, Javier Hernandez, and Mario Ortiz Jr // March 23, 2022

Chico State junior Terry Nilsen Jr., 22, died March 6 after the moped he was driving was struck by a truck on the Esplanade. Terry was born on Feb. 21, 2000, and grew up in Fresno, California. He was...

A woman is driving a car simulating drunk driving.

Chico State learns the dangerous truth behind drunk driving

Kimberly Morales // February 20, 2020

The UNITE ‘Arrive Alive’ tour set up outside of Tehama Hall to present a distracted driving simulation to students at Chico State on Feb. 11.  The simulation included several modes that would...

The life of Kristina Chesterman was spotlighted at the event. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

Natalie Hanson // October 2, 2017

Members of the Chico Police Department and emergency responders came to campus to discuss awareness for drunk driving and bicycle safety Monday. "Remembering Kristina Chesterman" is part of an effort...

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Transportation safety lacking in Chico

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...

Dave and Sandra Chesterman mourn the loss of their daughter, Kristinia, one year after her death. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Candlelight vigil held for deceased student

September 23, 2014

[metaslider id=35546]   [View the story "Candlelight vigil honors deceased student" on Storify] By Madison Holmes and Jovanna Garcia.   The Orion can be reached at [email protected]

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...

Riley Dean Hoover

Hoover pleads not guilty to charges

Christine Lee // March 19, 2014

The man charged with a DUI hit-and-run that resulted in the death of Chico State student Kristina Chesterman in September plead not guilty to all charges Wednesday. Riley Dean Hoover, 20, appeared Wednesday...

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...

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