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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.

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.