Fatal Marysville ATV Rollover

Fatal Marysville ATV Rollover

Fatal Marysville ATV Rollover

I’m Ed Smith, a Marysville wrongful death lawyer. Authorities of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are investigating a fatal rollover ATV accident that occurred recently. The accident reportedly claimed the life of one individual.

I’d like to send my condolences to those suffering the grief and loss associated with this tragedy.

Collision Information

Available information from CHP reports indicates that the incident occurred just prior to 2:30 a.m. at the Chestnut Street and Second Street intersection in Marysville. Officers conducting preliminary investigations discovered that a lone driver, who they identified as a 50-year-old man and resident of Olivehurst, had been driving a red Honda ATV at the time of the accident.

A witness contacted CHP and reported that the man had been attempting to cross over a steep, narrow ravine while traveling at a low rate of speed. The witness indicated that while the man was traveling down into the ravine, his vehicle overturned, pinning him underneath.

The man was reportedly trapped under his ATV at the bottom of the ravine and, tragically, drowned as a result.

Rescue Attempt

Officers reported that the witness, as well as a nearby Marysville resident, desperately attempted to save the man by pulling him out from under the ravine, but found that he was unconscious.

Emergency responders called to the accident scene immediately performed CPR on the man for half an hour. However, the life-saving attempts were not successful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.


This crash remains under investigation by the CHP Office of Yuba-Sutter who are attempting to determine what caused the man’s vehicle to overturn. Officials have not indicated that they believe the ATV driver was under the influence at the time of the accident.

Factors that may have contributed to this accident are various and include a medical emergency, wet terrain conditions, and malfunctioning ATV parts.

When Parts Cause Accidents

Sometimes, an accident isn’t caused by a negligent driver, but by a vehicle part that doesn’t function the way it should. We rely on our vehicles to be safe and operate as expected and when a problem like a defective tire, brake failure, or a defective accelerator arises, the consequences can be devastating.

Because of this, California law provides for those who have been injured or lost a loved one because of an auto product failure to recover for damages related to the accident. If it can be proved that a defective or unsafe part was at-fault for an accident, sellers, retailers, and manufacturers can often be held financially responsible. To learn more, see my website.

More by Ed Smith, Marysville Wrongful Death Lawyer

Marysville Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Marysville wrongful death lawyer. Financially recovering after a fatal crash can be difficult, but an attorney can assist you. If your family member or loved one has died in a crash, get in touch with me for free, friendly advice at or  (530) 392-9400. I can also be called at (800) 404-5400.

For 36 years and counting, I’ve helped Marysville and Yuba area residents with personal injury and wrongful death claims obtain the just repayments they are owed.

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