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Collision between two motorcycles leads to multi-vehicle accident and death of rider

Motorcycle Accident
Posted at 9:21 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 12:21:43-04

A collision between two motorcycles on Friday led to a multi-vehicle accident and the death of one rider.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a group of motorcyclists was headed northbound on I-5 north of Twisselman Rd in Kern County when two of the motorcycles collided. One motorcycle, a 2011 Harley Davidson veered onto the right shoulder while the second motorcycle, a 2015 Kawasaki collided with another vehicle driven by 63-year-old Robert Barnard.

The 33-year-old driver of the Kawasaki was thrown from his motorcycle.

Barnard's vehicle, in an attempt to avoid further collisions, crossed the median and collided with a 2013 Kia driven by 36-year-old Victoria Villa Gomez.

The driver of the Kawasaki was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Harley Davidson suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Kern Medical Center.

The accident remains under investigation.