Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Redway Man Killed in ATV Accident

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 5:12 PM

A Redway man was found dead this morning from injuries he suffered in an ATV accident on an unmarked trail south of Briceland Road.

A group of concerned residents located the body of David J. Dresser, 59, trapped under the vehicle after searching in the area where he was last known to be, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

It’s unclear how long Dresser had been missing. His death remains under investigation by CHP and it’s unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Read the full CHP release below:
At an unknown time, between the Saturday May 27, 2017 and the morning of Wednesday May 31, 2017, David J. Dresser of Redway, CA was driving a 2005 Yamaha ATV east on an unmarked Jeep trail approximately one quarter mile west of Barley Road and south of Briceland Road. For reasons still under investigation, the ATV overturned and Dresser was ejected. The ATV came to rest on its right side and Dresser was trapped underneath the ATV. Dresser was located, deceased, on the morning of Wednesday May 31 at approximately 7:30 am by local concerned citizens who were actively searching the area where he was last known to be.

Agencies who assisted with the investigation include: Southern Humboldt Tech Rescue, Briceland Volunteer Fire Department, Humboldt County Sheriff Department and the California Highway Patrol.

This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this collision.

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