Fatal crash in Chico

Jan 26, 2014 4:50 PM

California Highway Patrol responded to reports of vehicle crashing into a creek at approximately 12:40 a.m. Sunday on Bidwell Avenue. 20-year-old Austin Silver, of Chico, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A black BMW driven by 18-year old Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez crashed into a creek near 1720 Bidwell Avenue in Chico and rolled over. Austin Silver, a passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rodriguez and another passenger Bryant Mata, of Chico had to be extricated from the vehicle. Arriaga-Rodriguez and Mata were transported by ambulance to Enloe Hospital with major injuries.

Arriaga-Rodriguez was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Due to the extent of his injuries he was released to the hospital.


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