DUI driver accused of hitting, killing motorcyclist in Gilbert

Lucinda Begay, 49, was arrested and processed for DUI.
Lucinda Begay, 49, was arrested and processed for DUI.(Arizona's Family)
Published: May. 15, 2023 at 5:52 PM MST|Updated: May. 15, 2023 at 6:19 PM MST
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GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A DUI driver is accused of killing a motorcyclist in Gilbert on Monday afternoon. Just after 1:30 p.m., Gilbert police and firefighters were called out to the collision involving the motorcyclist and a driver near Williams Field Road and Val Vista Drive. Emergency crews arrived and rushed 23-year-old Christopher Bartlett to the hospital, where he later died.

Investigators say Bartlett was riding his motorcycle down Williams Field Road when he collided with a car driven by 49-year-old Lucinda Begay who was making a left turn. She was arrested and processed for DUI. The charges Begay is facing have not been released.

Williams Field Road was closed as police investigated, but reopened just before 6:30 p.m. An investigation is ongoing.