DA to decide if charges will be filed against driver suspected of striking, killing 2-year-old boy

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The case of a driver who hit and killed a 2-year-old boy is back in the hands of the district attorney.

Bakersfield police arrested LaDanna Samara Morales in March.

Police said she hit Thaddeus Johnson in a motel parking lot.

Officers suspect Morales was under the influence of drugs at the time. She was booked on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

The case has been sent back to Bakersfield police for further investigation. Investigators re-submitted it to the DA’s office and are awaiting to hear if Morales will be charged.

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