Oroville Man Fatally Injured in Marysville Area Crash

Oroville Man Killed During Marysville Area Crash

On Wednesday, October 14, an Oroville man tragically lost his life during an area auto accident. According to the  California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened north of Marysville and involved two passenger vehicles. County officials have since identified the decedent as 36-year-old Chue Kue. In addition to Kue, two other people were injured and hospitalized as a result of this crash.

Collision Details

CHP reported that the crash happened at around 11:23 p.m. on Highway 70 in the area of Chandler Road. Kue was riding in the front passenger seat of a 2007 Toyota Yaris being driven by his 27-year-old family member.

The Yaris was heading northbound toward Oroville when, for unknown reasons, it began to drift onto the eastbound shoulder. After the car entered the shoulder, the driver apparently attempted to re-enter the highway by turning left. However, the vehicle overcorrected, crossing over the median of the highway and entering the path of an oncoming 2008 Buick Lacrosse.

According to CHP, the Buick crashed into the left rear-end of the Yaris at a speed of around 55 miles per hour, causing serious damage to both cars.


After CHP received reports about the collision, they immediately sent a team of responders to the site. When response officials arrived, they discovered that Kue had sustained critical trauma. Sadly, he lost his life and was declared deceased on-scene. The Buick driver, identified as a 30-year-old Marysville resident, as well as the Toyota driver, were transported to area hospitals to receive care for their injuries. Updates on their medical conditions haven’t been reported.


CHP has reported that they are currently conducting an investigation into what could have been the cause of this crash. At this time, investigators haven’t reported any suspected accident factors. However, police did state that they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident.

Furthermore, crashes such as this one can happen for a number of reasons, and many of the most common collision factors are not under driver control. Such non-driver causes can involve defective vehicle products, dangerously designed roads, and more.

Wrongful Death Damages

People who’ve lost loved ones during car accidents can face a number of serious challenges. Not only is the emotional pain of such a traumatic loss difficult to deal with, but families are also often left in a difficult financial situation as a result of their loss. A fatal crash can leave your family without an important source of services and/or income, making it difficult to focus on emotional healing and moving forward with your life.

In order to make sure that your family has financial security during a difficult time, it’s important to reach out to an Oroville wrongful death lawyer. A skilled attorney can help you understand what compensation you may be able to claim by filing a wrongful death case. In many cases, families can obtain payments for medical expenses, lost income, personal suffering, and more.

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