Woman killed in motorcycle crash in Taft

Staff Writer
Taft Midway Driller
Taft Midway Driller

A woman was killed and a man critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Taft late Saturday.

Taft Police Sgt. Corey Beilby said the accident took place in front of the 7-11 store on the 1100 block of Sixth Street about 11:50 p.m.

He said a group of motorcyclists were riding north on Sixth when one left the roadway and struck a curb.

The male driver and his female passenger were both ejected, Beilby said.

The passenger, a 27-year-old Taft woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 22-year-old Taft man, was airlifted to a Bakersfield hospital for treatment.

Their names are not being released at this point.

The accident is still under investigation but speed and alcohol are possible factors, Beilby said.