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Tragic Road Incident in Nevada County Claims the Life of 70-Year-Old Woman

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — In what has been reported as a tragic event, a 70-year-old woman succumbed to injuries following an ATV accident in south Nevada County early on Monday morning.

Authorities from the California Highway Patrol were called to the scene of an ATV incident on a privately-owned area off Springfield Drive, nearby Dog Bar Road, at approximately 9:00 a.m. The accident involved a 2003 Yamaha Kodiak quad.

The victim, identified as Susan McFarlane, was maneuvering the quad when she attempted a maneuver that caused the vehicle to overturn. During the roll-over, McFarlane was thrown from the quad, leading to critical head and neck injuries upon impact with the ground.

Emergency personnel arrived swiftly but despite immediate medical attention, McFarlane was pronounced dead at the scene. It was noted by the officials that she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The ongoing investigation by local authorities has so far found no indication that drugs or alcohol played any role in the incident. Details surrounding what led to the unsafe turn McFarlane executed are still being scrutinized as part of the ongoing accident reconstruction efforts.

In a separate but related traffic incident, there was a report of a significant vehicle crash on San Juan Road in Sacramento, involving nine children. Further information on this event can be found through local news coverage.

Source: KXTV