There are new developments in a fatal motorcycle crash that happened nearly seven weeks ago. Bakersfield Police have asked the Kern County District Attorney to file a felony manslaughter charge against a woman accused of hitting and killing 20-year-old Charla Wilkins on her motorcycle in northwest Bakersfield.
20-year-old Anna Marie Reynosa is accused of hitting and killing Wilkins at the corner of Jewetta Avenue and Reina Road on April 14th. Witnesses told police Reynosa never hit the brakes and was using her cell phone at the time of the crash.
Police are asking the District Attorney to file a felony charge of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence against Reynosa. Police say Reynosa had alcohol in her system when she slammed into the back of Wilkins' bike.
Reynosa has not been arrested. The case was sent to the District Attorney's office May 24th.
The District Attorney may file the case as a misdemeanor or a felony. The District Attorney also has the option of not filing any charges against Reynosa.