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Driver identified from deadly crash in south Chico

Chico Police confirmed the identity of a woman killed in a crash Thursday morning in south Chico.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 9:25 AM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 5:02 PM

UPDATE 12:35 p.m. Thursday, March 26 - Chico Police confirmed the identity of a woman killed in a crash Thursday morning in south Chico.

29-year-old Ashley Leon of Chico was identified as the driver, according to police.

At this time, officers said it's unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision.

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CHICO, Calif. - One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash that blocked traffic for hours in south Chico early Thursday morning.

The wreck happened at about 1:15 a.m. at the intersection of Notre Dame Boulevard and the Skyway.

Chico police say the vehicle crashed into a retaining wall on the northeast corner of the intersection, close to a Starbucks coffee shop.

The driver was found dead by officers inside the vehicle.

The wreck closed that portion of road for nearly 3 and a half hours.

Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 897-4970.

Action News Now is working to find out the name of the driver killed in that wreck.

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