Ariz. firefighter dies in off-duty ATV crash

Officials said Peter Cannata, 61, was leaving a holiday gathering when his ATV lost traction and rolled over, landing on top of him


By FireRescue1 Staff

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A firefighter died Saturday while riding home from a gathering on an ATV.

The Associated Press reported that Peter Cannata, 61, was leaving a Southern Yavapai Fire Department holiday gathering on his ATV and had reportedly told friends he was heading home.

Police said Cannata’s ATV apparently lost traction and rolled over, landing on top of him.

Cannata was not wearing a helmet and suffered several head injuries.

The incident is currently under investigation. No other vehicles appear to be involved, and it is not yet known if alcohol played a factor in the crash.

 

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