Bakersfield police: Man was likely drinking before deadly off-road motorcycle crash
UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on April 18, 2017, identified this motorcycle rider as 41-year-old Steven Lee Sauers.
The original story, published April 17, is below.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A man died after crashing an off-road motorcycle Sunday night, police said.
The crash took place around 9 p.m. at Calle Lechuga and Via Contento in west Bakersfield.
Police said it appears the man who was riding the motorcycle had been drinking before he failed to observe a stop sign and hit a moving vehicle.
Police also said the man wasn't wearing a helmet, and the motorcycle wasn't equipped with proper lights.