An alleged DUI driver was arrested after the 55-year-old motorcyclist she collided with in Laguna Beach died.
The crash happened about 10:15 p.m. Saturday near the 2300 block of Laguna Canyon Road, just past Laguna College of Art and Design, according to Laguna Beach police Lt. Jim Cota.
Police reported that Corona resident Stefano Albano was riding the motorcycle on Laguna Canyon Road and attempted to pass a trio of vehicles in front of him and as he did, 68-year-old Becky Merrifield Ettinger of Huntington Beach suddenly made a U-turn in front of him, causing him to slam into her vehicle, Cota said.
Albano died at the scene.
Ettinger was arrested by police for allegedly driving under the influence.
The crash prompted police to shut down Laguna Canyon Road at the site of the crash from 10:25 p.m. Saturday to 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Cota said.