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Triple-Vehicle Trucking Crash in Chico Kills One

Triple-Vehicle Trucking Crash in Chico Kills One

Authorities of the Chico Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that a local vehicle accident left one man with fatal trauma. The crash took place on a local highway and involved three vehicles, including a large commercial truck. The fatally identified man has not yet been identified by authorities of Butte County Sheriff’s Office pending his family’s notification. I wish to express my sympathy to the family and friends of the man who tragically passed away because of this auto accident.

Crash Details

According to police, the crash happened at around 1:45 p.m. on State Route 191, otherwise known as Clark road. A blue pickup truck had been driving northbound, just past Butte College while a tree-trimming vehicle was heading south in the same area. The pickup reportedly swerved leftward for unknown reasons, crossing over the highway median and into the southbound lane. The pickup swiped the side of the tree-trimming truck. This initial collision caused the blue pickup to spin out, eventually colliding with a second pickup that had been traveling southbound behind the tree-trimming truck.


After they were notified about the accident by witnesses, CHP sent out emergency responders to the crash site. Medical officials said that they discovered the driver of the blue pickup with critical injuries. Sadly, the man could not be helped and passed away on-site. The driver of the large truck reportedly suffered minor trauma during the incident and the driver of the second pickup was uninjured. No other individuals were reported to have been a part of this crash.


The roadway was closed off to traffic for hours while response took place, and investigators surveyed the collision scene. CHP has stated that the cause of the crash is still under investigation and has not mentioned any suspected factors.

Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles

Companies that own and operate large vehicles are aware of the risk of accidents and are typically prepared to take action as soon as a crash occurs. These companies will often send out legal teams to the accident site to conduct their own investigations and control the narrative around the accident. They do this to defend themselves from being held financially responsible for the damages caused by the collision. Because companies are quick to act, it is vital for those who’ve suffered an injury or lost a loved one to get in touch with an attorney right away. An attorney will conduct an independent investigation, verifying that any commercial truck involved in a fatal accident had been properly maintained, and request other records from the company including driving records, etc.

The emotional impact of a crash can be overwhelming, and intense feelings of grief are understandable. However, it’s important to not let this keep you from seeking legal help. The sooner a lawyer is able to begin working on your case, the better they can conduct investigations and take statements from witnesses in order to advocate for your right to fair compensation for your tragic losses.

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