An unlicensed motorist accused of killing a 33-year-old motorcyclist in a driving under the influence collision at a Moreno Valley intersection was charged Friday with DUI gross vehicular manslaughter and other offenses.
Bryon Alexa Cifuentes Saucedo, 23, was arrested Tuesday for the death of Mikela Lang of Moreno Valley.
Along with the manslaughter count, Saucedo is charged with fleeing the scene of a crime and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
He was slated to make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
The defendant is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Saucedo was driving his 2010 Nissan Altima eastbound on Filaree Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday when the traffic signal at the intersection of Filaree and Perris Avenue turned red.
Sgt. Robert Grmusha alleged the defendant failed to stop for the red light and entered the intersection just as Lang drove through it — on a green light — going southbound on Perris aboard her 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650.
“The Kawasaki motorcycle collided with the Nissan’s driver side, causing the rider to be ejected forward from the motorcycle,” Grmusha said.
The victim was hurled onto the roadway.
Saucedo allegedly bailed out of his sedan and attempted to run away but was stopped by witnesses, who physically restrained him until patrol deputies arrived, according to the sergeant.
Paramedics reached the location within 10 minutes and pronounced Lang dead at the scene.
Grmusha said the ensuing investigation indicated that Saucedo was allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
He has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.