Butte County Fatal Accident; Victims Identified

BUTTE COUNTY, CA (July 9, 2021) – Authorities identified Alfonso Madera-Gomez and Kristopher Wilson as the victims of a crash on SR-70 last Monday.

CHP Officers responded to the collision around 3:00 a.m. on State Route-70, east of the West Branch Bridge.

Upon arrival, officers located Alfonso Madera-Gomez (21) and Kristopher Wilson (27) alive but unresponsive.

Subsequently, authorities arrested Alfonso Madera-Gomez as the suspect for the collision.

Afterwards, CAL FIRE and Butte EMS arrived and performed life-saving measures to both patients.

Unfortunately, Kristopher Wilson succumbed to his injuries despite the efforts made by paramedics.

Meanwhile, medical personnel airlifted Alfonso Madera-Gomez to Enloe Medical Center in critical condition. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries as well.

The Butte County Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Alfonso Madera-Gomez and Kristopher Wilson.


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