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Sutter County CHP says an officer was struck by high-speed vehicle

UPDATE: Officials say while conducting traffic, a CHP officer was struck by a high-speed vehicle around 1 a.m. on Oct. 19 just south of Live Oak.

Posted: Oct 19, 2019 1:02 PM
Updated: Oct 21, 2019 4:03 PM

UPDATE 3:59 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2019 - The identity of the driver who struck a CHP officer in Live Oak has been released.

21-year-old Lucas Nelson, a Chico State student from the Bay Area. Investigators said he tried to leave the scene but was chased down and arrested by another officer.

The CHP officer remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition. 

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UPDATE 4:20 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019- Action News Now has learned the officer who was struck yesterday is in critical, but stable condition. 

The officer will need multiple surgeries, adding that it will be a long recovery process, the CHP said.

The identity of the officer has not been released. 

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SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. - Officials say while conducting traffic, a CHP officer was struck by a high-speed vehicle around 1 a.m. on Oct. 19 just south of Live Oak.

Traveling at a high rate of speed, officials say the vehicle failed to stop for the railroad crossing sign at Highway 99 at the Lomo Crossing then struck the officer. 

The CHP officer was directing traffic due to a call about a malfunctioning railroad crossing sign. While directing traffic, the vehicle struck the officer. 

The officer was transported to the hospital after sustaining major injuries.

Officials say the driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and an investigation is underway. 

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