KERN COUNTY, Calif. (June 1, 2018) — John J. Vericella, 32, of Oakland was killed in a collision between his motorcycle and a pickup truck on Highway 166 on May 4th, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The report stated that the Bakersfield man driving the pickup truck allegedly failed to yield to the westbound 2016 Honda motorcycle about five miles east of Basic School Road. The victim was thrown off his bike and died of his injuries at the scene.
The Kern County Coroner identified Vericella as the rider who died. The Chevrolet Silverado driver reportedly pulled across Highway 166 and into his path about 2 p.m. The SUV driver was identified as Augustin P. Sanchez, 58, of Bakersfield.
Fatal Accident Investigation
Police are investigating this collision to determine fault. At this time, it appears that the pickup truck driver is responsible for cutting off the motorcyclist.
Our prayers go out to those affected by this horrible crash.
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