Southwest Bakersfield

Crash leaves woman dead; family speaks out

Crash leaves woman dead; family speaks out

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man faces multiple felony charges after his car collided with another Friday morning, killing a woman in southwest Bakersfield.

Police said 24-year-old Alex Rubio was taken into custody about one hour after the crash, which left 22-year-old Princess Flores Almonidovar dead after her car collided around 3 a.m. with Rubio's car at Ming Avenue and New Stine Road.

Almonidovar was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rubio was driving at a high-rate of speed when he collided with Almonidovar's vehicle, according to police.

Around 4 a.m., police converged on a neighborhood just west of the intersection on Courtleigh Drive and began a foot chase with Rubio.

Police said Rubio was then taken into custody and taken to a local hospital.

Rubio faces charges, including felony driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, felony hit-and-run, felony vehicular manslaughter, and resisting arrest, once he is medically cleared.

The intersection was closed off along Ming Avenue, from Valhalla Drive to Westholme Boulevard until approximately 10 a.m. Friday.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.