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12:11 AM Thu, Sept. 20th

ATV rider found dead under vehicle

Deadly off-road accident kills one in Groom Creek

A man who apparently crashed his ATV when he struck a large boulder on Forest Road 97B in the Groom Creek area was dead for several days before someone found him, said Dwight D’Evelyn, Sheriff’s spokesman.

The body of David Hague, 64, of Prescott, was still under the quad Sept. 12, D’Evelyn said, when a call came in to the Sheriff’s office at about 6 p.m., reporting the find.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Hague was headed north on 97B and hit the boulder, which partially protruded into the road, while making a turn.

The collision caused the quad roll over, pinning Hague under it.

The body was transferred to the country Medical Examiner for a determination of the cause of death.