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Fund-raisers set for crash victims

The friends of a Grass Valley motorcyclist who was killed Sunday in a Yuba City crash have organized a fund-raiser to help with his funeral expenses.

Christopher G. Hudgens, 37, died after a traffic slowdown on the 10th Street Bridge, over Feather River, started a pile-up. He was one of five motorcyclists behind the slow down. Two others were seriously hurt in the wreck.

On Oct. 16, the proceeds of haircuts at Stray Cuts & Co., at 215 Sacramento St., will go toward paying for Hudgens’ funeral expenses, as well as the recovery costs of the two other victims. The “Cut-a-thon” will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A minimum $20 donation is asked for each haircut.



Danny McManus and Katie A. Tamagni, 42, were seriously injured in the wreck and airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. McManus suffered many fractures over all his body, Yuba City Police Sgt. John Buckland said. He was in critical condition Thursday.

Tamagni suffered several leg fractures and cuts over her body, Buckland said. She was in fair condition Thursday.




Separate trust funds have been opened for McManus, Tamagni, and for the family of Hudgens. The funds are located at local branches of Citizens Bank: 305 Neal St., and 709 Sutton Way. Potential donors are asked to identify which accident victims they wish to assist.

Hudgens’ funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. A reception will follow at the home of Hudgens’ father, Danny Hudgens, at 11734 Slate Creek Road.


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