Man dies after crashing motorcycle on Hwy. 178 in Weldon

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WELDON, Calif. (KGET) — A man died after crashing his motorcycle on Highway 178 in Weldon on Monday.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said 40-year-old Sun City resident Diether Joseph Bereck Zajac was seriously injured after crashing his vehicle on westbound Highway 178 near Vista Grande Drive at around noon. The California Highway Patrol said he crossed over the solid double yellow lines and lost control of the vehicle.

The motorcycle then overturned and hit the roadway, according to the CHP. Zajac was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the collision and had been wearing a helmet.

Zajac was taken to Kern Medical, where he died from his injuries, according to KCSO.

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