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Motorcyclist dies in collision with Bakersfield-area deputy's vehicle

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BAKERSFIELD, California — California Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a motorcyclist who crashed into a deputy's vehicle in Bakersfield.

KBAK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1CGHTpa) the Kern County Sheriff's deputy had lights and siren activated as he turned at an intersection. The 59-year-old motorcycle driver hit his passenger side door and died at the scene.

California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Rodriguez says the deputy may have been making the turn during a red light, though it's unknown whether speed was a factor.


Information from: KBAK-TV, http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/

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