Chico Hit-and-Run Victim Identified

Sep 23, 2013 10:42 AM

Chico Police have identified the bicyclist hit last night in a hit and run accident on Nord Avenue as 20-year-old Kristina Chesterman.

She remains in critical condition today at Enloe Medical Center. Police say she was riding her bike on Nord Avenue near the Big Chico Creek Bridge when she was hit by 19-year-old Riley Hoover of Chico at around 11pm Sunday night. Hoover was arrested for felony driving under the influence and felony hit and run after allegedly hitting a parked car at a nearby apartment complex and being confronted by residents shortly after the hit and run.

Chesterman, a Chico State student, was reportedly dragged about 100 yards after being hit and was rushed to Enloe Medical Center with major injuries. Nord Avenue was closed for several hours as police investigated the accident.

Meantime, Nord Avenue is back open after parts were closed for most of this morning.

Stay with Action News Now for the latest on this incident.


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