Police have identified the victim of a fatal collision in east Chico Monday afternoon. 61 year old Cathie Lawson of Chico is the woman who died in the crash. Police say Lawson was driving a Subaru that pulled out in front of the path of a GMC Pickup near Highway 32 and Yosemite Drive. That pickup was driven by 68 year old Robert Maxam from the Los Angeles area. According to police, Lawson was trapped in her vehicle and was extricated. She died a short time later at a local hospital. Authorities say drugs or alcohol were not involved and Maxam is reportedly cooperating in the investigation.
One witness reported seeing another dirver stop from another lane of travel, and waive Lawson out into the roadway. If anyone saw this collision and has not already talked to police you are asked to call the Chico Police Traffic Line at 897-4970.