Man dies in ATV ac­ci­dent at Oceano Dunes

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News - BY KAYTLYN LESLIE [email protected]­bune­

A 35-year-old man was killed in an ap­par­ent ATV crash at Oceano Dunes State Ve­hic­u­lar Recre­ation area Fri­day, State Parks of­fi­cials con­firmed.

Chief Ranger Kevin Pearce said a main­te­nance worker found an un­re­spon­sive man at the bot­tom of a sand dune around 2 p.m.

Ac­cord­ing to Pearce, the man was ap­par­ently rid­ing an ATV at the state park near Pismo Beach when he was flung from the ve­hi­cle while crest­ing a dune.

Pearce said the man ap­peared to have “crush­ing in­juries” from the ve­hi­cle land­ing on top of him.

The main­te­nance worker no­ti­fied rangers of the crash site, and CPR was at­tempted on the un­re­spon­sive rider for 20 min­utes be­fore he was pro­nounced dead at the scene, Pearce said.

The man, whose iden­tity was not re­leased pend­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tion of his fam­ily, was from Sacra­mento, ac­cord­ing to Pearce.

This is the sec­ond re­ported death at the Dunes in the past week. A woman was killed in a crash on April 19.

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