3 men, teen ID’ed as victims in ATV crash off Arizona cliff

September 19, 2018
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This photo provided by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, posted Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, shows the burned wreckage of an ATV, found at the bottom of a 400-foot cliff, in the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona. Authorities say the bodies of four men killed in the fiery crash have been recovered. Coconino County Sheriff's officials say a 10-acre fire and rugged terrain made it difficult for rescuers in the Blue Ridge area to get to the site of Saturday's crash. (Coconino County Sheriff's Office via AP)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the identities of four people killed when their ATV plunged off a northern Arizona cliff.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified victims in the weekend crash near Blue Ridge as 37-year-old Reymond Martinez, 38-year-old Enrique Lopez, 36-year-old Manuel Ladislao Bracamonte and 17-year-old Abraham Javier Rodriquez Delgado.

All four were from metropolitan Phoenix.

Sheriff’s officials say the crash is still under investigation.

The four were part of a larger group on a camping trip in the Payson area. They were reported missing Saturday when they did not return from ATV riding.

Deputies determined their ATV somehow went off a forest road and fell 400 feet (122 meters).

A small fire sparked by the crash initially made it difficult for rescuers to reach the scene.

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