A 12-year-old motorcyclist was killed and the driver injured in a collision Wednesday night on Cairn Canyon Road, the Bakersfield Police Department said.
Officials said the motorcycle crash occurred shortly before 6:45 pm. At Block 9100 of Cairn Canyon Road.
Officials said the 12-year-old died at the scene and the 51-year-old motorbike driver was taken to hospital with moderate injuries. Listed as stable in a nearby hospital.
Investigators said the motorbike driver lost control for unknown reasons and crashed, but that speed was a factor in the collision. The investigation is underway.
The identity of the 12-year-old will be determined by the Kern County office.