Just another idea. It could be something in your current profile that is causing Chrome to crash. Try starting with a clean scratch profile like so:
When you are finished testing you can simply delete the temp profile directory /tmp/chrometest
This effectively does the same as:
Originally Posted by ponce
can you try if renaming ~/.cache/google-chrome and ~/.config/google-chrome helps?
but without having to rename the main profile and cache directories, so it is a little neater and less risky.