Chico State offers counseling for those affected by death of nursing student

POSTED: 11:21 AM Sep 25 2013
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CHICO, Calif. -

Kristina Chesterman, 21, was declared brain dead on Tuesday after being hit by a car while riding her bike on Sunday night. Now, Chico State is providing counseling for those who need it.

Chesterman was riding home from the Meriam Library on Sunday when 19-year-old Riley Hoover allegedly hit her with his car while he was driving drunk. Hoover, who is not a student at CSU Chico, is being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury or death, leaving the scene of a collision resulting in great bodily injury or death and gross vehicular manslaughter.

Chesterman was born Jan. 14, 1992, and graduated from Granada High School in Livermore. She went to Las Positas College and Chabot College in Hayward before transferring to CSU Chico. She was enrolled in the undergraduate nursing program and was planning to graduate in spring of 2015.

Students who need support can access free urgent walk-in services at the Counseling and Wellness Center at Chico State. It's in the Student Services Building Room 430. The university's counseling center is also open from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information on counseling, you can call 898-6345.