UPDATE: KCSO identifies motorcyclist killed after colliding into SUV on China Grade Loop

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UPDATE (12:14 p.m.): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the motorcycle driver as Jack Christopher Shipley.


UPDATE: According to the CHP, a Buick Enclave was heading southbound on China Grade Loop south of Round Mountain Road and stopped on the right shoulder. A Suzuki 600 motorcycle was heading southbound on China Grade Loop approaching the Buick.

The department said the Buick pulled from the shoulder into the southbound lane of China Grade Loop and into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into the driver’s side of the Buick.

The motorcycle driver, a 51-year-old man, was ejected and suffered fatal injuries, according to the department. The driver of the Buick had no injuries.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP says it is investigating a deadly collision involving a motorcyclist Sunday night in Northeast Bakersfield.

According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the crash was reported at around 8:15 p.m. in the area of China Grade Loop just north of Alfred Harrell Highway.

A Buick and a motorcycle were reported to be involved in the collision. At least one person has died of their injuries.

China Grade Loop reopened to traffic just after 11 p.m.

No other details were immediately available.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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