Riverside man killed in off-road vehicle crash
Nicholas Sean Blanchette of Riverside was riding in the Competition Hill area of the Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area when he struck a sand rail broadside, the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner's Department said in a statement Sunday. A sand rail is a motor vehicle designed to travel on off-road terrain.
Paramedics who were at the scene moved Blanchette to a first-aid station, where he was declared dead at 11:25 p.m. Friday.
Competition Hill is the tallest of the sand dunes in the Dumont Dunes area, rising to 1,200 feet. Dumont Dunes is about 31 miles north of Baker, Calif.
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Image: Map of Dumont Dunes. Credit: Google