1 dead in motorcycle, semitruck crash

1 dead in motorcycle, semitruck crash »Play Video
The aftermath of a fatal crash is seen Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, on Copus Road in rural Kern County, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Johnny Guillen)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - One person died Monday in a crash between a motorcycle and semitruck on Copus Road just east of Interstate 5, south of Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol said a motorcycle operator tried passing the big rib and hit the back of the truck.

The motorcycle driver's name wasn't immediately released. The CHP said he was from Tehachapi.