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Court records show 19-year-old was driving with a suspended license in deadly crash that killed 77-year-old woman

Posted at 6:46 AM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-17 17:39:37-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Arianna Laura Hernandez, 19, was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence during a crash that killed a 77-year-old woman Friday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the teen was driving a Ford F-150 on Olive Drive near Knudsen on Friday night when the vehicle crossed the median and ran straight into a Crown Victoria.

The passenger of the Crown Victoria, a 77-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was taken to a hospital with major injuries.

Hernandez was arrested and booked on charges including suspicion of felony driving under the influence causing injury and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Hernandez posted $130,000 bail on Aug. 14th, according to the Kern County District Attorney's Office..

Court records show that Hernandez had been arrested July 4 of this year for driving with a suspended license. She is due in court for the misdemeanor September 7.