FOLSOM (CBS13) – The man accused of causing a fatal motorcycle crash Monday is behind bars on vehicular manslaughter charges and admits he made a deadly mistake.
“It was an accident,” said Kaman Hobbs.
However, Folsom police are calling it more than an accident. The crash claimed the life of a man riding his motorcycle; and — for the time being — it is costing 23-year-old Hobbs his freedom.
“The driver does not have a valid driver’s license, and should not have been driving the vehicle,” said Folsom police Cmdr. Rick Hillman.
The crash occurred at Greenback Lane between Folsom Auburn Road and Madison Avenue, near Negro Bar State Park.
Officers say Hobbs turned left in front of a motorcyclist, sending the victim flying into a white van and killing him instantly.
Hobbs was driving on a suspended license and was arrested at the scene.
“It was a bad choice,” he said.
In fact, according to Hobbs’ charges, the Truckee resident’s license was actually suspended for a previous DUI. Now, he is expressing his regret.
“I’m the utmost sorry,” Hobbs said.
He faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and violation of his probation. According to online records, CBS13 counted at least 10 criminal cases against Hobbs in Nevada and Placer Counties for various charges.
The collision will mark his first case in Sacramento County.
“I was just going to the lake,” said Hobbs.