On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, a motorcyclist was involved in a fatal vehicle accident, in Lamont. The Kern County motorcycle collision happened at approximately 7 AM, on Highway 184.
A silver car was reported to have been turning off Highway 184, into a gas station parking lot. Leonel Moreno Morales, 19, was riding his motorcycle on the highway behind the vehicle. The bike did not slow in time and it hit the back of the automobile.
Morales was thrown from the vehicle, and sustained major injuries. He was taken to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield. He died from his wounds, in the hospital, on Tuesday, December 16.