ROSAMOND – A 45-year-old Lancaster man died Sunday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown onto the roadway, authorities said.
Roderick McConnell was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle collision, which occurred around 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, on Sierra Highway, just south of Avenue A, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
McConnell was riding a 2002 Suzuki RGSX southbound on Sierra Highway at approximately 35 to 40 miles per hour, the CHP report states.
“McConnell was driving on the right shoulder before he applied the brakes… and began to lose control of his vehicle,” the CHP report states. “[The motorcycle] then proceeded to fall onto its left side and McConnell was ejected onto the roadway, where he sustained fatal head and neck injuries.”
The 45-year-old was pronounced dead around 6:10 p.m. by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics, according to the CHP report.