Motorcyclist killed in crash NW of Shafter: CHP

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A motorcyclist was killed Friday afternoon northwest of Shafter, the California Highway Patrol said.

CHP says the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Nov. 26 on Palm Avenue. Officers say the motorcyclist was heading north on Palm Avenue at a high speed when they hit the brakes, overturning the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was ejected and slammed into the front of a car going south at Merced Avenue.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver suffered minor injuries.

The motorcyclist will be identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office at a later time.

It’s unclear what exactly led up to the crash and CHP says neither alcohol or drugs appear to have been factors in the crash.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call CHP in Buttonwillow at 661-764-5580.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Nov. 26 and has been updated.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A fatal crash has been reported near Fresno Avenue and Palm Avenue leaving at least one dead.

Officials said it was a motorcycle versus a sedan collision that happened just before 5 p.m.

As of 5:15 p.m., the roadway was blocked.

The coroner has been notified and units are responding.

This story will be updated as more information is released.

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