A motorcyclist was killed by a drunken driver in a head-on collision near Highway 99 north of Sacramento International Airport on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
A 2003 GMC driven by a 32-year-old Rio Linda man was traveling east on Riego Road west of Highway 99 at 4:40 p.m when the vehicle veered out of its lane and into the path of a motorcyclist traveling west on Riego Road, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report.
Three other passengers were in the GMC, including a 4-year-old girl and 7-year-old-boy, the CHP said.
The motorcyclist, identified by authorities as Noe Ayala, 21, of Roseville, was killed by the head-on collision and pronounced dead at the scene. Investigations closed the roadway completely for approximately an hour.
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The GMC driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and two counts of child endangerment and booked into the Sutter County jail, the CHP said.