Pedestrian killed near downtown

Chico man dies in crash at East Nine and Main streets

A driver struck and killed a pedestrian in downtown Chico on Saturday (Oct. 26). The crash occurred at about about 7:15 a.m. near the corner of East Ninth and Main streets.

The pedestrian, 35-year-old Link Colvard of Chico, was taken to Enloe Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, according to a press release issued by the Chico Police Department.

Colvard was crossing East Ninth Street against a red light when he was struck by an SUV driven by John Porter, 66, of Chico. Porter did not break any laws, police said, and no charges will be filed.