Authorities Identify Ulises Rodriguez as Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with SUV in Arvin
ARVIN, CA (April 19, 2021) – Authorities identified the 19-year-old man who died in a motorcycle accident in Arvin Thursday afternoon, April 15.
He was Ulises Ramirez Rodriguez of Bakersfield, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 1:44 p.m., CHP received reports of a traffic collision on Comanche Drive just north of Sunset Boulevard.
The department determined that a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban was stopped on the right shoulder of southbound Comanche. Rodriguez was riding his 2010 Kawasaki EX250J motorcycle behind the Suburban.
For unknown reasons, the Suburban attempted to make a U-turn directly into the path of the motorcycle and crashed into it.
As a result, Rodriguez suffered major injuries after being ejected from his bike. Paramedics rushed him to Kern Medical Center, where he later died.
The driver of the Suburban suffered moderate injuries while two passengers had minor injuries.
At this time, the crash is still under investigation to determine liability.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ulises Rodriguez.
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