A man has died in a fiery one-car crash near Old River Elementary School in southwest Bakersfield.
Police believe the victim had been racing a motorcycle south on Old River Road when he lost control around 10:30 Friday morning, went over the center divider, and hit a tree on Millikan Way. The man died before city firefighters could put out the fire that burned down his sedan. No one else was hurt.
Officers are looking for the motorcycle rider.