Man charged with manslaughter in alleged DUI crash that killed motorcyclist

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A felony manslaughter charge has been filed against a man accused of driving under the influence in a crash last month that killed a motorcyclist.

Torres Lee Dawson faces a charge of DUI vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence in the Feb. 14 crash that killed 24-year-old Deion Shaquille Nobles. Dawson has pleaded not guilty and is next due in court May 4.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Chester Avenue and 2nd Street. Police said Dawson’s pickup made an unsafe turn as Nobles’ motorcycle approached the intersection.

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