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Rubio convicted in death of Princess Almonidovar

Posted at 1:14 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 16:39:51-05

Alex Rubio has been convicted in 2014 death of Princess Almonidovar.

Kern County Superior Court officials said that Rubio was traveling at over 128 mph when he crashed into a car driven by Princess Almonidovar killing her instantly.

Rubio was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Almonidovar who police said was drunk when he crashed into her car on Jan. 3.

According to the report, Rubio's Blood Alcohol Concentration level was .14. The legal limit is .08.

DOCUMENTS | Report of the crash: http://bit.ly/1gkngty

Officers said that a vehicle driven by Rubio, 24, of Bakersfield, was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when it collided in the intersection with a vehicle driven by Almonidovar.

The coroner also reported that Almonidovar was drunk at the time of her death.

Court documents indicate Rubio's car was traveling 111 mph with the accelerator 100% full five seconds before the crash. One tenth of a second before the crash, the car had accelerated to 128 mph, with the accelerator pedal at 58%.

A red light camera at Stockdale Highway and New Stine Road showed Rubio at high rate of speed almost colliding into center divider, according to the recent report.

Witnesses who spoke to 23ABC said the driver, 22-year-old Princess Flores Almonidovar had the right of way as she was turning left from Ming Ave. Onto New Stine Road. 

Almonidovar was killed on impact.

Officers said Rubio ran from his vehicle into a nearby neighborhood where police apprehended him.

Officers arrested Rubio on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, felony hit and run, felony vehicular manslaughter, and resisting arrest. (Read story: http://bit.ly/1f3gwga )