Motorcyclist Killed in Kern County Crash at Highway 178 and Kelso Creek
KERN COUNTY, CA (May 14, 2023) – A crash killed a motorcyclist at Highway 178 and Kelso Creek Road in Kern County.
According to the California Highway Patrol dispatch team, the tragic accident took place on Sunday night. Officers reported the wreck on May 14 at around 8:50 p.m.
CHP said the rider of a 2001 black Yamaha motorcycle and a white pickup truck collided for an unknown reason near the areas of Onyx and Weldon in Kern County.
The two crashed at the intersection of Highway 178 and Kelso Creek Road.
Motorcycle and Car Collide
Firefighters along with the paramedics soon arrived at the scene and found the motorcyclist down on the round. The patient sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision.
Medical personnel soon pronounced the victim dead. The name of the deceased party has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, CHP did not mention if the driver of the car ended up hurt or if they stopped following the accident. The cause of the fatal Kern County crash is still under investigation.
Officers forced the corner of Highway 178 and Kelso Creek Road to shut down for a time after the wreck.
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Source: California Highway Patrol