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CHP: Motorcycle crash in East Bakersfield kills one

Motorcycle collided with a Ford SUV on Edison Hwy
Posted at 7:11 AM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-16 17:27:26-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Police are investigating a crash that killed at least one person in East Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol reported a motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Edison Highway, just east of Sterling Road right before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the CHP, a Ford SUV driven by 23-year-old Isabel Morelos Lopez pulled onto Edison Highway directly in the path of the motorcycle, which struck the SUV. The rider of the motorcycle, a 38-year-old man, sustained major injuries and was transported to Kern Medical where he later died. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.