64-Year-Old Died in Traffic Accident near Democrat Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (June 29, 2022) – A motorcycle crash on Highway 178 claimed the life of Mario Lewis Carrete, Thursday evening.

The crash occurred on June 23rd at 6:27 p.m. near Democrat Road, police said.

Furthermore, authorities reported that a 2010 Ford Edge and a 2022 Harley Davidson motorcycle were involved in the collision.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling east crashed head-on with the vehicle of Yates Brook, driving a 2010 Ford Edge, traveling west.

Moreover, police said that Carrete veered left and crossed over the highway for unknown reasons, causing him to strike the Ford.

Meanwhile, paramedics arrived and pronounced 64-year-old Carrete dead at the scene due to the extent of his injuries.

Both lanes on Highway 178 were blocked for several hours following the incident, but reopened later at around 9:40 p.m. An active investigation into the crash is currently underway.


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