Motorcycle Crash Kills Chico Man
Alcohol and high speeds contributed to a motorcycle crash that killed a man. The fatal crash occurred on the evening of February 11.
Two men traveling on their motorcycles on Highway 70 north of Cottonwood Road in Oroville when they attempted to pass a pickup truck. One of the men side-swiped the truck and hit the center divider.
The man was ejected from his motorcycle. He slid across the freeway and was hit by another vehicle. Despite wearing a helmet and safety gear, he died at the accident scene.
No other injuries occurred. The northbound lanes were closed as crews cleaned up and investigated.