Shafter man dies in accident
Last updated 10/20/2020 at 8:28pm | 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.