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Coroner names motorcyclist killed in crash in Shasta County

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Sep 18 2013 01:35:21 PM CDT
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REDDING, Calif. -

The Shasta County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night.

The victim has been identified as Todd Roberts, 31 of Igo.

Roberts crashed around 5 p.m. Tuesday while trying to pass a car on Platina Road west of Placer Road in rural Shasta County southwest of Redding.

Witnesses said he was riding his Suzuki GSX at 80 to 90 miles per hour.  He hit a car that was making a left turn.
A postmortem examination was scheduled Wednesday morning by the Coroner's Office.