Phoenix man dies in quad accident north of Cave Creek
CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Phoenix man is dead after a quad accident about 20 miles north of Cave Creek.
Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 50-year-old Manuel Ramirez Rivera and a friend drove to the Seven Spring Campground with their quads and then began a ride Saturday afternoon.
Rivera reportedly was driving at a high speed and hit a dip in the road, causing the quad to go airborne and launch off a ledge before coming to rest in brush and rock.
Rivera’s friend was riding behind him by about 10 minutes and called 911.
But Rivera died by the time a helicopter arrived.
Sheriff’s deputies say Rivera suffered a head injury.
His helmet was found near the accident scene, but it’s still unclear if he was wearing it at the time.