Woman Allegedly High on Meth Arrested for Fatal Crash

Woman Allegedly High on Meth Arrested for Fatal Crash

FRESNO – A woman allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine was arrested for causing the death of another driver after she ran a red light and caused a collision on Thursday morning.

The victim, 26-year-old Matthew Harkenrider, was on his way to work at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno when the accident occurred. He died at the scene.

Police arrested 45-year-old Roberta Lynn Soto in connection to the accident. She faces charges of felony vehicular manslaughter, driving a stolen vehicle, felony driving under the influence and possession of methamphetamine.

Soto was driving on a suspended license and in a stolen Kia Sorento at the time of the accident. She was also high on methamphetamine, police say.

Police saw Sorento run a red light at Fresno Street and Herndon Avenue at 6:55 a.m. The SUV she was driving collided with Harkenrider’s Mazda, which also caused an impact with three other vehicles that were stopped in the southbound lanes of Fresno Street, according to authorities.

Six people were taken to the hospital, including Soto, who suffered several broken bones.

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