Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in an East Bay church to bid farewell to a 21-year-old Chico State student who was killed about two weeks ago by a man charged with drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter.
Kristina Chesterman, of Livermore, was fatally struck as she rode her bike near the Chico State campus on Sept. 22nd.
The graduate of Livermore’s Granada High was studying nursing and hoped to return to the Bay Area to work at Stanford Hospital.
The family did not allow media into the memorial, but the church was decorated with dozens of photos of the young lady, flowers and posters.
Riley Dean Hoover, 19, has been charged with felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter in Chesterman’s death.
Chesterman had signed up as a donor and several people received her organs after she died.
A man with a 6-month-old baby received one her kidneys while an 8-month-old infant received part of her liver.
Some tragedies at hospitals might be unavoidable, but a mother and father who lost their 21 month old daughter at Children's Hospital Oakland say it's what happened after their daughter's death that has continued to torment them.