Mo­tor­cy­cle Ac­ci­dent Claims Oak­dale Man

The Oakdale Leader - - FRONT PAGE -

An early evening ac­ci­dent Mon­day, Aug. 20 re­sulted in the death of Troy Holder, 22, of Oak­dale.

The 2014 grad­u­ate of Oak­dale High School was rid­ing his 2015 Har­ley-David­son west­bound on Rod­den Road, east of Gray Fox Court, about 6:30 p.m. when the crash oc­curred.

Ac­cord­ing to the CHP re­port, Holder was go­ing an es­ti­mated 60 to 65 miles per hour as he en­tered a sharp right hand curve in the road­way. As he en­tered the curve, the bike fell onto its right side and both Holder and the mo­tor­cy­cle slid out of the west­bound lane and over into the east­bound lane of Rod­den Road, di­rectly into the path of an on­com­ing ve­hi­cle. That east­bound 2006 Toy­ota Ta­coma, driven by a 36-year-old man from Knights Ferry, was trav­el­ing about 35 to 40 miles per hour ap­proach­ing the curve and ob­served the mo­tor­cy­cle but was un­able to re­act in time, with the ve­hi­cles col­lid­ing and both the mo­tor­cy­cle and Holder get­ting pinned be­neath the Ta­coma. The driver was able to bring the Toy­ota to a stop par­tially in the east­bound lane and par­tially on the south as­phalt shoul­der of the road­way, said the CHP.

Emer­gency per­son­nel ar­riv­ing on scene ex­tri­cated Holder from un­der the ve­hi­cle; he was taken to Oak Val­ley Hos­pi­tal in Oak­dale and was pro­nounced dead there of in­juries suf­fered in the crash.

Au­thor­i­ties said Holder was wear­ing a full faced mo­tor­cy­cle hel­met and both the driver and a pas­sen­ger in the Toy­ota were wear­ing their seat­belts. They both had minor in­juries and in­di­cated they would seek their own med­i­cal aid.

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