A train verses vehicle collision leaves one person dead over the weekend. Officers arrived at the railroad tracks at West Sacramento Avenue 2:30 Saturday morning where they found a badly damaged vehicle. Firefighters extricated the driver and attempted lifesaving efforts. The unidentified driver was then taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. No passengers or crew members of the Amtrak train were injured in the collision.
Police believe the driver attempted to drive around the crossing guards. According to a Chico Police Department press release, the crossing guards were down and lights were activated when officers and investigators arrived.