Jim Bridges, Jr.

In Memory 1969-2002

Chico man charged in alleged DUI crash

By GREG WELTER - Staff Writer

SAN LUIS OBISPO -- A Chico man is being held at the San Luis Obispo County jail without bail on two charges of second-degree murder.

The California Highway Patrol said Evan Green, 21, was under the influence and behind the wheel of a 2004 Saturn Vue when he crashed the car near a golf course in Avila Beach about 12:10 a.m. Friday.

Two of his passengers, Aaron Beaver, 21, of Eureka, and Marcus Nelson, 21, of Castro Valley, were killed.

A third passenger, Jacob Zimmer, 21, also of Castro Valley, suffered major injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Green was also injured, but was treated and cleared for arrest on Saturday.

He has a Chico State University email account, and authorities believe he is or recently was a student at the school.

According to the CHP, the men had been drinking at multiple bars in downtown San Luis Obispo, a central coast college town of about 43,000 people.

Green was driving west from San Luis Obispo on Avila Beach Drive at a stated speed of 45 mph when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. He overcorrected and the car went off the road, flipping over several times.

It wasn't known Monday if any of Green's passengers also attended Chico State University.

The CHP is continuing its investigation.


Cal-Trans Worker Killed by Drunk Driver

A Cal-Trans employee has died after being hit along Highway 99 near Chico.

Cal-Trans was setting up a road closure for an earlier deadly traffic accident North of Chico, where Hamilton Nord Cana Highway intersects with 99.

A CHP officer investigating the previous accident stopped Hodge, observed the driver was intoxicated and arrested him.

Hodge was booked into the Butte County Jail for second degree murder. 


January 2006

Unfortunately, only some of these links still work. I think KXTV keeps their links pretty active and still provide much of the information detailing how my brother was killed.

Teens catch fleeing DUI suspect

The Sacramento Bee

August 3, 2004 Edition of the Sacramento Bee

Teens Capture Suspected Drunken Driver in Carmichael - August 2, 2004

Woman Who Ran Down Highway Worker Draws Two Year Sentence

Woman Who Killed Cone Worker While DUI Sentenced With Good Behavior, Tanzania Jackson Could Be Out Of Jail In 12 Months

No-contest plea in roadway death


Ramon Coronado -Sacramento Bee

March 25, 2003

This is the place to look for links to find out what is going on with the case and other information about Jim in the news. Also, look here for links to other news articles dealing with the same tragic issue.


Plea Bargain Withdrawn for Woman Accused in Cone Zone Death

Road Worker's Death Serves as Reminder to Slow for the Cone Zone

June 09, 2002 Crews flag attention to the cone zone Workers urge motorists to slow down when driving in areas of construction By Jamie Trump, Journal Staff Writer

Marjie Lundstrom: Take time to remember those highway workers killed on the job

Also in the news is the case in Macomb Township, MI where a woman who was arraigned in court for the death of one cone zone construction worker and the injury of another. She is the first to be tried under "Andy's Law" which went into effect in July