NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 28, 2017 – Nevada City resident William Cobb, 38, was driving a 2006 Yamaha Grizzly 660 ATV in an easterly direction near Barn Hollow Road at Cooper Road, in unincorporated Nevada County.
Mr. Cobb had a passenger riding directly behind him on the seat. Neither driver or passenger were wearing safety helmets. As Mr. Cobb was negotiating rough terrain, the Yamaha overturned and ejected the passenger.
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Other parties that were riding as a group, observed the collision and summoned emergency services to respond. When rescue crews arrived at the collision, the female passenger was pronounced deceased by a paramedic.
The passenger’s name is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation.