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Authorities unsure what led ATV to go off Arizona cliff

This photo provided by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office 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 Office via AP)

This photo provided by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office 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 Office via AP)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona are trying to figure out how an ATV went off a cliff, killing all four men riding in it.

Coconino County Sheriff's officials recovered the bodies Monday of the victims of a weekend crash near Blue Ridge.

Sheriff's spokesman Jon Paxton says investigators are continuing to look into how the all-terrain vehicle veered off a forest road and plunged 400 feet.

Paxton says the four men were from metro Phoenix area and had been on a camping trip in the Payson area.

He says the county medical examiner had not yet made positive identifications.

The Saturday crash also sparked a 10-acre fire, which made it difficult for rescuers to get to the victims.

The road has since reopened.