Woman arrested for DUI following fatal crash in South Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A woman is behind bars this morning, accused of driving under the influence and killing a motorcyclist in South Bakersfield.
The crash happened Saturday night around 9:30 at South Union Avenue and Adams Street.
A woman was traveling south when she turned, hit a curb and drove into the northbound lanes, according to California Highway Patrol. That's when a motorcyclist struck the vehicle.
The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he later died. 
The driver was identified as 24-year-old Yoanna Thalia Aldaz. Aldaz and her passenger ran from the scene but were later arrested, according to CHP.
Aldaz is accused of being under the influence, but it's unknown if it was drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both.   
The coroner has not released the motorcyclist's name.
Aldaz was booked on four felony charges including first-degree murder, and DUI. She has a previous DUI conviction from 2013.
Aldaz is expected to appear in court this Tuesday.

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