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Motorcycle Crash on State Route 223 Kills Unidentified Rider

BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 23, 2021) – A rider tragically died Thursday night after a motorcycle crash on State Route 223.

The collision happened at around 8:45 p.m. on State Route 223 and State Route 184 on August 19.

According to CHP, a 2020 Suzuki motorcycle traveling southbound on SR-184 nearing SR-223 in the number one lane at 70 to 75 miles per hour collided with a dark colored SUV traveling northbound on SR-184.

As per CHP, the Suzuki is an off-road motorcycle with no headlights or taillights.

As per preliminary investigations, the rider made an unsafe turning movement as the SUV approached for unknown reasons. The Suzuki’s left handlebars collided with the SUV’s left side.

As a result, the motorcycle overturned and ejected the rider on the roadway.

Despite life-saving efforts, the rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

On the other hand, the SUV driver drove away from the scene and continued northbound on SR-184.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or the events leading up to the crash is asked to call the California Highway Patrol.

However, the investigation is still underway.


The Sweet James team offers its warm and deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the victim.


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