Shafter man killed in motorcycle crash on I-5

Published 08/08 2014 07:25AM

Updated 08/08 2014 07:47AM

BAKERSFIELD, CA- A Shafter man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 5, just south of Highway 46.

The crash happened Thursday just before 10 p.m.

The CHP said the motorcyclist, Marcus Anthony Martinez, 22, was driving at a high rate of speed southbound on I-5 when he rear ended a van.

Officers say Martinez was ejected off of his motorcycle and run over by a big rig.

Martinez died at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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