According to Chico Police, officers received a call about a possible DUI collision at 730 Nord Ave. While officers responded to the scene, a second call came in about a possible fatal collision at Walnut Street and Nord Avenue. Officers arrived at the second location and found the 20-year-old Livermore resident suffering from life-threatening injuries, the police report said. She was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
The car involved in the collision had fled the scene.
Chico Police officers responded to the first location reported and found Riley Hoover, a 19-year-old Chico resident. Hoover's car had collided with a parked car in a parking lot at 730 Nord Ave. Chico Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team was called out to the scene and determined that Hoover had also been involved in the hit-and-run that left Chesterman in the hospital.
Hoover was determined to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, was arrested and charged with felony DUI and felony hit and run, police said.
According to KRCR News Channel 7, Kristina's mother Sandra Chesterman said her daughter is not doing well in the hospital.
Chesterman is the Director of the Livermore Homeless Refuge.
Earlier this year, Chesterman's 19-year-old brother Daniel was attacked on the university's campus during a visit. His alleged attacker, Rodney Freeman, was found after tweeting about the incident.
Livermore Patch was first alerted about the accident Monday morning by blogger Christian Holm.
"I found out through Mickey Kundert, who works for Corner Stone Church Monday morning showers at Vineyard Christian Fellowship," Holms told Patch. "She made an announcement and we said a prayer."
Anyone with information regarding either of these collisions is encouraged to contact Chico Police at 530-897-4900.