UPDATE (May 4) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man as 56-year-old Los Angeles resident Leroy Jefferson Jr.
UPDATE: On May 2, at approximately 6:50 p.m., the California Highway Patrol received a call of a traffic collision involving a motorcycle and big rig on Interstate 5 southbound, south of Grapevine Road.
When officers arrived, they determined it was a fatal accident, said CHP.
According to CHP officers, the motorcycle rider was in the last lane and collided into the rear end of the big rig. He was ejected from the Harley Davidson and landed in the roadway and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor of this incident, said officers.
This accident is still under investigation.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP is investigating a deadly collision involving a motorcyclist that collided into the back of semi-truck Saturday evening along Interstate 5 near Grapevine Road.
According to CHP, the collision happened just before 7 p.m.
CHP reports the motorcyclist collided into the back of a semi-truck in the southbound lanes of I-5 just south of Grapevine Road.
CHP reported all lanes were opened at around 9:30 p.m.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
We will update this story as we learn more information.