Victim Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver Identified

Aug 26, 2013 4:42 PM

The Butte County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the woman killed by a suspected drunk driver Saturday evening near the Cohasset Road Exit on Highway 99 in Chico.

The woman has been identified as 66-year-old Vang Thor of Chico. An exact cause of death has not been determined but the Coroner’s office will be scheduling an autopsy soon.

CHP officers arrested 23-year-old Travis English of Paradise on suspicion of felony drunk driving Saturday night. The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. near the exit ramp at Highway 99 and Cohasset Road when according to CHP English struck Vang as she who was approximately 50 feet from the exit ramp.


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