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Track coach killed in bike accident

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A California high school teacher and coach has died after a freak accident in which he was impaled by a parking lot gate while riding his bicycle.

Marion Adams, Rio Linda High School’s multimedia teacher and track and field coach, was heading home from a practice Monday night when the accident occurred, the Sacramento Bee reported. He turned around while riding his bike to say goodbye to a student when he hit into the metal gate. He ws 59, according to the Bee.

Adams died early Tuesday, despite surviving two surgeries to treat internal wounds.

"Marion was the most popular and nicest man on campus; just a great guy," Mike Morris, the school’s varsity football team coach and athletic director, told the Sacramento Bee. "It's a huge loss, devastating to our community."

Hundreds attended a vigil held for Adams on Tuesday night, CBS 13 reports.

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