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A driver faces one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, authorities said, after her SUV struck a motorcycle head-on in Rialto on Sunday, June 9, killing the motorcyclist.

At 5:32 p.m. that evening, police received reports of the collision in the 200 block of West Valley Boulevard, near Riverside Avenue.

Authorities found a severely injured Roger Norris, 59, of La Verne and transported him to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he died about a half-hour later.

Norris was driving eastbound, and Monica Granger, 48, of Riverside was driving a Toyota Highlander westbound, approaching Willow Avenue, authorities said.

“For an unknown reason, Granger drove across the painted median into opposing lanes where a head-on collision occurred with Norris,” authorities said.

Granger was not injured.

She was being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, arrest records show.

Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the collision, Rialto police Sgt. Dan Smith said.

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