Motorcycle rider killed in crash on South Chester Avenue

Police are on scene of a deadly motorcycle crash Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at South Chester Avenue and Richland Street in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Kristen Powers)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on Monday, Nov. 13, identified this motorcycle rider as 23-year-old Samuel Carlos Nunez De La Luz.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A motorcycle rider was killed Friday morning when he crashed into a trailer being pulled by a construction-type truck.

Police said the rider was heading south and appeared to be speeding when he ran a red light at slammed into the trailer at South Chester Avenue and Richland Street.

Some streets around the crash site will be closed for a while during the crash investigation.

The driver of the truck doesn't appear to be hurt.

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