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Leroy Jefferson Jr. Motorcycle Crash Kern County 5 Freeway Grapevine

Leroy Jefferson Jr. Motorcycle Crash Kern County 5 Freeway Grapevine

Motorcyclist Leroy Jefferson Jr., 56, Killed in Crash on 5 Freeway

KERN COUNTY (May 4, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed after a traffic collision along the 5 Freeway north of the Grapevine on Saturday evening.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased party of the May 2 crash as 56-year-old Leroy Jefferson Jr., a resident of Los Angeles.

According to Kern Golden Empire and The Bakersfield Californian, the incident began when Jefferson was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle in the last lane of the southbound 5 Freeway.

Motorcycle and Big Rig Crash on 5 Freeway Near Grapevine Road

California Highway Patrol said for an unknown reason, the rider collided with the rear end of a big rig. He was ejected from his bike, before ultimately landing in the roadway.

Paramedics responded and pronounced Jefferson dead at the scene. Officers reported the fatal accident at approximately 6:50 p.m., south of Grapevine Road.

Meanwhile, CHP did not mention if the truck driver stayed at the site following the wreck. The cause of the tragic collision remains under investigation.


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