Toxicology results released in Chico State fatal DUI crash

Toxicology results released in Chico State fatal DUI crash

OROVILLE, Calif. - The toxicology report for an 18-year-old Chico State student involved in a crash that killed two other students in January has been released.

According to the report, there was alcohol and a heavy amount of marijuana in Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez's system when he was driving the night of the accident.

The district attorney's office said that Arriaga-Rodriguez's had a .06 blood alcohol content, and he had ingested marijuana into his system

The accident happened just after 12:30 a.m., Jan. 26, on Bidwell Avenue in west Chico.

20-year-old Austin Silver was a passenger in the vehicle and died at the scene.

The CHP said Arriaga-Rodriguez's was driving a BMW when he missed a turn and crashed near Big Chico Creek.

19-year-old Bryant Mata was the other passenger in the car, he was taken to the hospital with major injuries, but he died a couple days later.

Ramsey said that Arriaga-Rodriguez's has been transported from Enloe Medical Center to a Bay Area hospital for further treatment. He also said that Arriaga-Rodriguez is in a comatose state and relies on a breathing tube to survive.

"We wouldn't be bringing any sort of action anytime soon by virtue of the fact that we are waiting to see what his [Arriaga-Rodriguez] condition is," said Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.

If Arriaga-Rodriguez's recovers from his injuries depending on his condition he could face charges of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

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