An Olivehurst man was killed early Saturday after the ATV he was operating rolled over, pinning him in a shallow pool of water where he drowned, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A witness told the CHP that the driver of the ATV, a man in his 50s, attempted to cross a “narrow, steep ravine at a minimal rate of speed” at 2:20 a.m.
As he traveled down the ravine on private property on Second Avenue in Olivehurst, the vehicle overturned, landing on top of the driver and pinning him beneath 1 to 2 feet of water at the bottom of the ravine.
The man was unconscious and not breathing when a witness and a nearby resident pulled him from the water. Emergency personnel were not able to resuscitate the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The victim’s identity was not released pending notification of next of kin.