Butte College student struck and killed by train

May 18, 2015 11:54 AM by News Staff

A 21-year-old Butte College student was struck and killed by a train early Sunday morning.

Christian Lizzarraga was hit by a Union Pacific train while crossing the tracks near 6th and Orange Street around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Friends say Lizarraga went to San Marin High School in Novato, where he was a distinguished wrestler. He won four county titles and was also north coast section champion.

The Chico Police Department and Union Pacific are conducting an investigation, an autopsy is scheduled for later this week.

Memorial services for Lizzarraga are pending and we will bring you any updates as they become available.


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