UPDATE: The Kern County Sheriff’s Office identified the man killed on Chester Ave. as 24-year-old Deion Shaquille Nobles.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A driver involved in a collision that killed a motorcyclist Friday evening has been arrested on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter, according to police.
Officers were called to the intersection of Chester Avenue and 2nd Street just before 6 p.m. for the collision involving a pick-up truck and a motorcycle.
Bakersfield police Sgt. Ken Sporer said it appears a pick-up truck made an unsafe turn as the motorcyclist approached the intersection. The motorcyclist collided with the truck and died of his injuries at the scene.
The man’s identity will be released by the coroner’s office.
Officials identified the driver as Torres Dawson. Officers said Dawson was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail.
Dawson is due in court on Feb. 19, according to Kern County inmate database.
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.