Man dies in ATV accident at Oceano Dunes
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.