Family, friends mourn motorcyclist killed in South Bakersfield crash

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Coroner identifies man as Jose Garcia from Lamont

Family and friends gathered Thursday night to remember the motorcyclist killed in a crash on Ming Avenue earlier in the afternoon.

Family identified the man as Jose Garcia of Lamont. He was described as a young man full of life and known for always having a smile.

The Kern County Coroner confirmed the 24-year-old’s identity in a release Friday. Garcia died of his injuries suffered in the crash Thursday with a mail truck on Ming Avenue near P Street at around 1 p.m.

Bakersfield police say Garcia smashed into the back of a mail truck.

The impact was powerful enough to overturn the truck. The mail truck driver was not hurt.

BPD said the motorcyclists speed could have been a factor in the crash, and it’s unclear if drugs or alcohol also played a role in the crash.

Mourners said the family will hold a fundraiser car wash in Lamont on Saturday.

They say they will be on Main Street and Alicante Avenue across the street from the McDonald’s.

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