Man killed, son seriously injured in Taft motorcycle crash

TAFT, Calif. - A crash between a motorcycle and a semi-truck on Highway 33 and Wood Street in Taft killed one man Monday.

Taft police said Robert Mansell was driving a motorcycle with his 12-year-old son when they collided with a semi-truck.

Mansell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mansell’s son was airlifted to Kern Medical Center, and then transferred to LA Children’s Hospital. The boy lost his left leg in the crash and is now listed in serious condition.

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