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Man killed in motorcycle accident on Westside Parkway identified as Dr. Rodney Mark Root

Fatal Motorcycle Accident, Bakersfield, September 28, 2021
Fatal Motorcycle Accident, Bakersfield, September 28, 2021
Fatal Motorcycle Accident, Bakersfield, September 28, 2021
Fatal Motorcycle Accident, Bakersfield, September 28, 2021
Posted at 10:30 AM, Sep 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 16:47:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Authorities identified Dr. Rodney Mark Root, 65, of Bakersfield, on Thursday as the man killed in a motorcycle crash on Westside Parkway.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident may have happened overnight between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

The bike was reportedly heading east, west of Coffee Road when it left the road, traveled down an embankment and crashed into a fence throwing the rider. The rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.