Bicyclist succumbs to injuries

Twenty-year-old was second recent cycling fatality in Chico

A Butte College student died at Enloe Medical Center Monday (Nov. 4) from injuries sustained when her bicycle was struck by a car two days earlier.

Janee Nickerson (pictured), 20, of Chico, was hit near the intersection of East First and Oleander avenues at about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. The driver, Amanda McClintock, 21, was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

An investigation is ongoing, and McClintock could eventually face misdemeanor vehicular-manslaughter charges, Chico Police Lt. George Laver said Tuesday.

Nickerson is the second recent fatality of a vehicle-versus-bicycle collision. Chico State University nursing student Kristina Chesterman, 21, was hit by a car allegedly driven by Riley Hoover, 19, on Sept. 22, and succumbed to injuries days later. Hoover left the scene, and pled not guilty Oct. 23 to related charges in Butte County Superior Court.