Modesto woman killed in ATV accident

March 27, 2013 

— A Modesto woman died Sunday afternoon when the all-terrain vehicle she was riding hit a levee berm, the California Highway Patrol said.

The 34-year-old, whose name was not released, was riding the Honda Ranchero ATV in an orchard near McHenry Avenue and Patterson Road when the accident occurred just before 4 p.m.

The ATV, which was moving at high speed, hit a levee and the woman flew off the vehicle. She was taken to Doctors Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The woman was not wearing a helmet, the CHP said. Authorities do not believe alcohol or drugs was a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.

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