LANCASTER – A 42-year-old Lancaster woman was killed early Tuesday morning in a collision with a suspected drunk driver, according to authorities.
The collision occurred at 10th Street West and Avenue L at around 12:54 a.m., said Lancaster Station Spokesman Michael Rust.
“The victim was headed eastbound on Avenue L and she was going to make a left turn onto 10th street west,” Rust said. “As she is waiting to make her left turn, a drunk driver in a large pickup truck was headed southbound on 10th street west and ran into her and killed her instantly.”
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Angelica Goins-Jones, 42, of Lancaster.
Rust said there was male passenger in the victim’s car. The man suffered major injuries and was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, Rust said. The status of the passenger’s injuries was not immediately available Tuesday afternoon.
The suspected DUI driver is 28-year-old Jodi Biers. Biers was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and DUI. Her blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, Rust said.
Biers is being held on $100,000 bail and is due in court Thursday morning.