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One Killed in Chico Car Accident

Man Killed in Chico Car Crash

Police reported a fatal car accident in Chico on Friday, May 3, 2019. The collision left one person with fatal injuries. Additionally, two other suffered non-fatal injuries. The decedent has not been publicly identified by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, who is in the process of notifying the individual’s next-of-kin. According to reports from California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident involved a semi-truck and an SUV. I would like to extend my sympathies to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to this accident.

Crash Information

CHP reports indicate that the accident happened at 4:11 p.m. on the northbound side of Highway 99. A semi-truck collided with a Hyundai Santa Fe close to the intersection of Eaton Road in the central area of Chico. The semi-truck had been stopped on the highway when the Hyundai, for unknown reasons, crashed into its rear-end. Photos of the accident scene show extreme damage to the front end of the SUV.


Response officials arriving at the crash location discovered that the female passenger of the SUV had suffered severe trauma. Despite best efforts from medical personnel, the woman tragically passed away on-site. Responders found two more individuals with injuries. However, whether or not either of these individuals was hospitalized has not yet been reported.


Officers of CHP are investigating the accident to determine what factors caused it to take place. So far, there have been no suspected crash factors reported. Common fatal accident factors include driving while under the influence, auto product malfunctions, hazardous roads, reckless motorists, and more.

What to Do After a Fatal Crash

The emotional impact of a fatal accident can be devastating and many people find it difficult to carry on with their daily lives after losing someone they love. During this time, it is very important to allow yourself space to grieve and spend time with the people you love. Learning to cope with grief is difficult and can look very different from person to person. While taking time to heal is vital, you shouldn’t let it keep you from contacting a Chico wrongful death lawyer.

Even if you are unsure of whether or not you have a valid wrongful death claim, it is a good idea to speak to an attorney about your situation. Most lawyers will offer you a free phone call where you can get valuable advice about your case. If you are unsure of how you will be able to find a top-quality lawyer, you can watch the video below to get some helpful tips for finding an excellent attorney with the necessary skills to help you with your case.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Chico wrongful death lawyer. If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one due to a fatal car accident, call me at either (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400. During our call, I’ll be able to give you free, friendly advice.

I’ve worked with residents of Chico for over 37 years, helping them claim fair payments for wrongful death damages. To find out more about my practice, see our settlements and verdicts or check out the below websites to find our client reviews:

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