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Pickup rolls, killing rider

Grass Valley resident Robert Edward Chester died Wednesday night from injuries he suffered earlier in the week in a rollover accident on Interstate 5 near Sacramento.

The 34-year-old truck driver, who worked for Central Concrete Supply Company in Lincoln, reportedly received his injuries while riding in the back of a pickup early Monday morning.

Chester was sitting in the rear of the extended cab of a black 2001 Chevrolet Z71 truck driving north on the interstate, south of Hood Franklin Road, when the vehicle was hit from behind by a 2002 Ford Taurus, according to the The Sacramento Bee.

The truck rolled over, and Chester and the 34-year-old driver were both transported to the UC Davis Medical Center. The driver had minor injuries.

Chester was born Feb. 28, 1970, in Victorville.

He is survived by his wife, Krissy Chester of Grass Valley; son, Daniel of Grass Valley; parents, Gary and Mary Jo Chester; sisters Marilyn Spencer and Donna Agcaoili; grandmother, Verna Chester; and four nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for Daniel at Placer Sierra Bank.

Memorial services will be held for Chester today at 1 p.m. at the Lambert Funeral Home Chapel, 400 Douglas Blvd. in Roseville.

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