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Man identified in traffic fatality near Klipstein Canyon

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Posted at 1:42 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 16:42:00-04

The Kern County coroner has identified 73-year-old Dennis Leroy Patterson as the victim of a traffic fatality that happened east of Klipstein Canyon.

According to officials, on May 1 Patterson was driving a motorcycle that left Hudson Ranch Road, three miles east of Klipstein Canyon before crashing.

Officials say Patterson died at the scene.

A postmortem examination was conducted and it was determined Patterson's cause of death was body trauma and the manner was an accident.

The investigating agency is the California Highway Patrol.