Officials with the Bakersfield Police Department said a man was killed in a crash on Morning Drive Sunday afternoon.
BPD officials said at around 2:41 p.m. they responded to an undeveloped area approximately two miles northwest of the intersection of Morning Drive and Paladino Drive, for a report of an off road motorcycle accident, with major injuries.
BPD's investigation revealed that the off road motorcyclist was involved in a solo motorcycle collision.
The adult male rider sustained major injuries and was air lifted to a local area hospital, where tragically, he succumbed to his injuries.
The victim’s identity will be released at a later date and time by officials with the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit at (661) 327-7111.