MDN photos by John D. Bennett

Neuralia Road between Mendiburu Road and Phillips Road was closed Monday afternoon following a fatal accident involving a big rig and a motorcycle. The big rig, which was carrying a load of bottled water, left the roadway following the accident, striking a power utility pole before coming to a stop about 100 yards from the site of the accident. The female driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead on the scene. Identification is pending notification of her next of kin. The accident remains under investigation by the California City Police Department. Areas of Cantil were without power for several hours after the accident.

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