Motorcyclist killed in crash on Highway 168 near Prather identified

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- One person is dead after a motorcycle crash near Prather Friday.

The crash happened on Highway 168 near Morgan Canyon Road east of Gooseberry Lane just before 2 p.m.

CHP officers say the motorcyclist, identified as 52-year-old James Bixman of Clovis, was coming down the hill while a big rig was going up when for some reason he crossed over and collided head-on with the semi.

He died upon impact.

Officers have closed a portion of the highway while they cleaned up the crash site.
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