Motorcycle rider killed in south Bakersfield crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBAK) — A crash at South H Street and Planz Road killed a motorcycle rider Wednesday night.

The crash, which also involved an SUV, was reported around 9:50 p.m.

The motorcycle burst into flames, and the fire was put out by city firefighters responding to the crash. Eastbound traffic on Planz was temporarily shut down.

Thursday morning, the coroner's office identified the motorcycle rider as 57-year-old James Gregory Brown.