CHP: Person on possibly stolen bicycle killed in crash with truck

The California Highway Patrol investigates a deadly collision Thursday morning, Aug. 31, 2017, between a person on a bicycle and a flatbed truck. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Claudette Stefanian)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on Monday, Sept. 4, identified this bicycle rider as 30-year-old Dennis Ernest Lopez II.


A person on a bicycle died Thursday morning after crashing into a flatbed truck at South Union and Pacheco.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the possibility that the person had just stolen the bicycle at a nearby Fastrip gas station and was fleeing when the collision occurred.

The person on the bike was male, but the CHP didn't give his age or name.

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