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Woman in Jail for Charges Connected to the Death of an Elderly Man

VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.COM): A woman who was recently listed as a fugitive on court records, is now behind bars awaiting trial for charges relating to the death of a 74-year-old Apple Valley man.

(Facebook photo of Andrea Baker)
(Facebook photo of Andrea Baker)

Andrea Baker, 27, appeared in court on Wednesday, August 26th for an Arraignment hearing at the Victorville Superior Court. Baker pleaded not guilty to one felony charge of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one felony count of being under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs causing injury.

The charges stem from a traffic collision that took that life of a 74-year-old Ronald Olson on January 16th. Olson, a well-known and loved man in the community, went outside of his home to check his mail.

Baker, who was driving a pickup truck left the roadway slamming through the fence and hitting Olson. The injuries suffered by Olson were fatal. His wife of 50 years had to not only suffer the sudden loss of her husband, but only three weeks prior the loss of her son in a motorcycle collision.

Baker, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained injuries to her hip and leg requiring her to be airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. Officials from the San Bernardino County District attorney’s office said that charges were filed after the  investigation information was collected and test results were complete.

After the court hearing, Baker was taken into custody and booked into the High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $200,000. She is due back in court for a pre-preliminary hearing on Thursday, September 3rd.

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