A Huntington Park man riding a motorcycle through Central California this weekend died after he lost control around a curve and crashed into a mountainside, authorities said.

The 39-year-old victim was riding a 2003 Honda 600 on Saturday night, traveling about 55 to 60 miles per hour eastbound on State Route 178 in Kern County, when he lost control, according to the California Highway Patrol. He "allowed the motorcycle to drift to the right off the roadway where it collided into the mountainside," according to the CHP.

The crash occurred about 7 p.m. and the man was thrown from his bike, which burst into flames, the CHP said.

The Huntington Park man was declared dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released. An investigation is underway, the CHP said.


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