Jose Zarate Rodriguez Killed in Mini-Motorcycle Crash on Harris Road [Bakersfield, CA]

Jose Zarate Rodriguez Killed in Mini-Motorcycle Crash on Harris Road [Bakersfield, CA]

Jose Zarate Rodriguez Killed in Mini-Motorcycle Crash on Harris Road [Bakersfield, CA]

Male Rider Fatally Struck in Deadly Collision on Old River Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (March 16, 2022) – Sunday night, Jose Zarate Rodriguez was fatally struck in a deadly mini-motorcycle crash on Harris Road.

UPDATE: The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased male rider as 58-year-old¬†Rodriguez of Bakersfield.

According to reports, emergency crews responded to the scene just before 8:00 p.m., in the area of Harris and Old River Road.

Investigators say the driver of a four-door sedan struck a man riding an off-road mini-motorcycle. However, further events leading up to the collision remain unclear.

Additionally, authorities said that the mini-motorcycle was not street legal and did not have lights at the time of the collision.

Meanwhile, the sedan driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

At this time, Bakersfield Officials are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact 661-327-7111.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Jose Zarate Rodriguez.


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