Motorcycle rider dies in north Bakersfield crash

A motorcycle is seen after its rider crashed Monday night, June 12, 2017 at Snow and Quail Creek roads in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on Tuesday identified the motorcycle rider as 19-year-old Brandon Thomas Leming.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A motorcycle rider died after crashing Monday night at Snow and Quail Creek roads.

California Highway Patrol Officer Art Guerra said witnesses reported seeing the motorcycle rider traveling at a high rate of speed.

Guerra said the rider appears to have blown through a stop sign before crashing into the side of a trailer being pulled by a pickup.

The rider was thrown from his bike.

No one in the pickup was hurt.

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