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Hit-and-run suspect arrested after crash on Eaton and Esplanade

One man has been arrested after a hit-and-run that sent one person to the hospital.

Posted: May 6, 2021 2:52 PM
Updated: May 6, 2021 7:13 PM

CHICO, Calif. - One man has been arrested after a hit-and-run that sent one person to the hospital.

A black Jeep hit a white SUV at the intersection of Eaton and Esplanade and took off around 2 p.m., according to Chico Police.

The driver of the white SUV was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The jeep was later found in the parking lot of Eaton Village apartments. Police eventually also found the driver, and say he is being taken to jail for suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run.

Action News Now will provide more details as they become available.

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