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Single vehicle rollover causes Olivehurst man to drown

MARYSVILLE, Calif - The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover on Saturday that killed an Olivehurst man after he reportedly got stuck under a four-wheel ATV in a ravine.

Posted: Mar. 17, 2018 10:48 AM

MARYSVILLE, Calif - The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover on Saturday that killed an Olivehurst man after he reportedly got stuck under a four-wheel ATV in a ravine.

According to the CHP, the incident happened just before 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Second and Chestnut Street in Marysville.

Officers conducted a preliminary investigation and found that the lone driver, a 50-year-old Olivehurst man was at fault when he was driving a red Honda ATV, according to Yuba-Sutter CHP.

A witness came forward and told authorities that the 50-year-old man was attempting to cross a narrow and steep ravine at a low rate of speed.

While traveling down the ravine filled with two feet of water, the ATV overturned and landed on top of the driver, according to CHP.

The weight of the ATV on top of the driver held him under the water and caused him to drown, according to CHP.

Officers said the witness along with the help of a nearby resident tried desperately to save the man’s life by pulling him out of the ravine but was found unconscious and not breathing.

First responders then performed CPR for half an hour but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to CHP.

The collision is still under investigation by the Yuba-Sutter CHP Office and family notification will be handled by the Yuba County Sheriff's Department.

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