[KHTS] – A 16-year-old from Ojai died Sunday from injuries sustained in an off-roading mishap at Rowher Flats, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m. in the Rowher Flats Off-Highway Vehicle riding area on Lookout Trail, according to a news release.
The youth was riding a 2013 Yamaha YZ450F and traveling down a steep incline at an unknown rate of speed, said CHP Officer John Lutz.
A 2013 Yamaha YZ450F. Photo: Yamaha Motor Sports
The rider made an unsafe turning movement, traveled off the designated trail, and was unable to maintain control of the vehicle due to rough terrain, resulting with him being ejected from the vehicle.
The rider and his bike continued to travel down the incline and collided at the bottom of a ravine.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department was notified at 11:18 a.m. and a helicopter arrived at 11:37 a.m., said Fire Inspector Tony Akins. The youth was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.
The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner could not confirm the teen’s identity. The CHP news release identified him as Hunter J. Baugher.