Inyokern man killed in accident

An Inyokern man died early Monday morning as a result of injuries he received after his motorcycle left the roadway of Athel Avenue, just west of Highway 395 in Inyokern.

According to a press release from the Kern County Sheriff Coroner’s public administrator, California Highway Patrol officers investigating the accident reported that Mark Andrew Smoot, 40, was found down on the side of the roadway and transported to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, where he died just before 2 a.m. as a result of his injuries.

At press time no obituary information was available. The News Review will publish that information when it is released.

Story First Published: 2013-01-23