Jan 7, 2014 8:48 PM
The Butte County Coroner’s office released the toxicology results of a Chico State student who was killed by a train.
Investigators say 19 year old James Lowder had a blood alcohol level of .20 percent, double the legal amount during the time of the accident.
Lowder, who is from Folsom was found dead at about 4:10 a.m. on November 15 alongside the tracks between West Sixth and West Seventh streets.
Investigators say an Amtrak engineer noticed Lowder’s body and reported it to the Chico Police Department.
A train passing through earlier didn’t see the Chico State student and kept going, according to Chico Police press release.
Lowder was a sophomore at Chico State and was majoring in pre-business administration.