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By Jamie Stewart
The Shafter Press 

Shafter man dies in accident

 

October 15, 2020 | View PDF



A Shafter man was killed on Saturday when the ATV he was riding crashed into a power pole near Wasco.

Jesus Manuel Luna II, 28, was riding on Wildwood Road south of Highway 46 near Wasco. California Highway Patrol officials said that at approximately 12:05 a.m. officers were sent to the area after receiving a report of a collision. When they arrived at the scene, they found a man, later identified as Luna, had suffered fatal injuries and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The department said that officers learned that Luna had been riding a 2019 Yahama Raptor southbound on Wildwood Road when, for unknown reasons, he drifted to the right and off the road before striking a power pole.

The rider was ejected from the Yahama and was killed. The highway patrol also said that Luna was wearing an approved helmet. The collision is still under investigation.

 

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