Nicole Schalles Arrested after Fatal Oroville Crash on Highway 70 and Middle Honcut 


Nicole Schalles Arrested after Oroville Multi-Vehicle Accident on Highway 70 and Middle Honcut 

Nicole Schalles Arrested after Oroville Multi-Vehicle Accident on Highway 70 and Middle Honcut

Oroville, California – Nicole Schalles, 35, of Chico was arrested after a deadly Oroville multi-vehicle crash on Highway 70 and Middle Honcut late Thursday night, according to the CHP.

The authorities were notified of the incident just before 11:30 p.m. February 4.

CHP said Schalles was driving a 2018 Volvo SUV northbound on Highway 70 when he attempted to overtake an Acura model car.

The Volvo ended up with the rear of the Acura, and the impact pushed the Volvo off the side of the highway and it crashed into a perimeter fence.

A Ford Focus then collided with the Acura on the southbound side of the highway.

The driver of the Acura was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Ford suffered minor injuries.

Schalles was arrested on suspicion of DUI and manslaughter.

The crash is under investigation by the CHP.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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