ARDEN ARCADE (CBS13) – A woman is dead after she was struck by a DUI suspect in Arden Arcade late Wednesday night.

The incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Arden Way near Wayland Avenue, just over a mile east of Arden Fair Mall.

California Highway Patrol says the 35-year-old woman was pushing a shopping cart outside of the crosswalk when she was struck by someone driving a 2019 Mercedes GLC350. Sacramento police officers saw the collision and chased after the suspect.

The driver eventually stopped a short distance from the scene and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He has been identified by CHP as 52-year-old El Dorado County resident Dean Barbera.

All lanes of Arden Way were shut down in the area during the investigation, but have since re-opened.

Barbera is now facing charges of DUI causing fatal injuries and felony hit-and-run. He has been booked into Sacramento County Jail.


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