COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) – Yavapai County authorities say a driver injured in an ATV crash in Cottonwood has died of his injuries.
County sheriff’s officials say 66-year-old William Neal Adkinson was taken to a Flagstaff hospital after Tuesday afternoon’s rollover and later died.
They say Adkinson’s hometown hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Authorities say Adkinson was trying to pass another off-road vehicle near Highway 260 when he apparently lost control.
They say Adkinson drove onto a raised dirt shoulder, then through a barbed wire fence before his ATV rolled several times and wound up halfway down a 100-foot embankment.
Sheriff’s officials say Adkinson was ejected from the vehicle and suffered numerous serious injuries.
He wasn’t wearing a helmet or a seat belt.
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