UPDATE: Woman out of custody after being charged in crash that killed 13-year-old boy

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UPDATE (7/5): Moreno-Gonzalez has posted bond and has been released from jail, records show.

UPDATE (7/2): Records show Moreno-Gonzalez was booked into the downtown jail about 10:20 a.m. Friday.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Prosecutors have filed a felony charge against a woman involved in a crash that killed a 13-year-old boy in January.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Cristina Moreno-Gonzalez on a charge of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, Assistant District Attorney Joseph Kinzel said. She’s also charged with a traffic infraction for allegedly entering an intersection against a red arrow.

Kinzel confirmed the charges were filed in connection with the Jan. 10 crash that killed Nicolas Peterson. The teen and his stepfather were riding a motorcycle that collided with an SUV at the corner of Coffee and Hageman roads.

The stepfather, John Deal, suffered serious injuries, his family said.

Nicolas Peterson is shown with his stepfather, John Deal. Courtesy of the Peterson family.

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