Christifer Curtis Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 99 in Bakersfield
Where: The accident occurred on Highway 99 near Highway 58 in Bakersfield, California.
What Happened: A motorcycle and a tractor-trailer collided under unspecified conditions.
- Christifer Curtis, motorcyclist
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Christifer Curtis, 56, killed
On or about Friday, November 20th, 2020, around 11:36 in the morning, an accident between a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer claimed the life of a 56-year-old man. Highway Patrol spokespeople said the accident happened on Highway 58 in Bakersfield, California.
Officers said 56-year-old Christifer Curtis was killed when the motorcycle he was on and a tractor-trailer collided under unspecified circumstances. Curtis died of his injuries a short time after the accident, but it is not clear if he died at the scene or after being taken to the hospital. Police did not mention any other injuries in their preliminary statement.
Google Maps shows Highway 99 is six lanes, with a concrete barrier dividing north and southbound traffic. The stretch of road where the accident happened is located a short distance northwest of downtown Bakersfield.
California Highway Patrol and BPD are assisting in the accident investigation.
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