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Deadly crash in Oildale after motorcycle runs red light

Posted at 12:38 PM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 23:52:47-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: The operator of the motorcycle who was killed has been identified as 27-year-old James Richard Robles of Bakersfield.

A crash in Oildale turned deadly after a motorcycle ran a red light and crashed into another car.

The crash happened around 9 a.m. this morning on N Chester Avenue and Roberts Lane in Oildale. According to CHP, a motorcycle was traveling southbound on Chester Avenue. The motorcycle had a red light but failed to stop and crashed into a black Dodge car that was traveling eastbound on Roberts Lane and was in the intersection.

An ambulance was already on-scene when the crash happened and was able to tend to the motorcycle rider. The motorcycle rider was taken to Kern Medical, where he later died according to CHP.

The identity of the motorcycle rider has not been released.