Butte Falls Man Dies in ATV Accident
Sheriff’s Investigators surmise Peter Smith, 69, was killed by his ATV rolling backward over him and pinning him beneath it.
Deputies responded to the 2300 block of Cobleigh Road near Butte Falls Highway at about 10 a.m. Thursday and found Smith dead at the scene.
It was determined Smith took the ATV out about a half hour earlier to care for his animals in the pasture. He got out of the ATV and went to the back of the rig and it rolled backward trapping him underneath. Pieces of cable were found on the ground where the vehicle had been parked. It’s believed those cables broke and fell off the vehicle.
The medical examiner has already ruled the case an accidental death.