UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run collision near Lamont identified

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UPDATE (8/24): The motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash in Lamont last week has been identified as 24-year-old Tracy resident Christian Javier Reynoso.            


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (8/19/2021) — CHP is looking for a driver who fled the scene of a collision that left a motorcyclist dead Thursday near Lamont.

According to CHP, the collision was reported on Aug. 19 at around 8:45 p.m. at Weedpatch Highway and Bear Mountain Boulevard. Officials said the rider of a 2020 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling south on Weedpatch Highway approaching Bear Mountain Boulevard and collided with a dark-colored SUV.

CHP said the Suzuki motorcycle is an off-highway bike and did not have headlights or taillights. The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and died of his injuries. The motorcycle rider was not identified but CHP says he was a 24-year-old from Tracy.

CHP said the SUV driver fled northbound on Weedpatch Highway following the crash.

This is the 13th motorcycle fatality in the county so far this year.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call CHP Bakersfield at 661-396-6600.

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