OFF-ROAD RIDER KILLED IN JOHNSON VALLEY SATURDAY

OFF-ROAD RIDER KILLED IN JOHNSON VALLEY SATURDAY

UPDATE 5:30 P.M. TUESDAY:
The CHP has provided more details about the crash.

A Santa Ana man died in Johnson Valley Saturday in an off-road vehicle crash. The county coroner said on Saturday, January, 20, at 3:19 p.m., the
California Highway Patrol received a 911 call regarding an off-road traffic collision in the foothills northeast of Means Dry Lake off-road recreation area in the unincorporated community of Johnson Valley. According to the CHP, Nathan Bailey, 44, was driving a 1988 Toyota truck on a remote 4×4 trail northeast of Means Dry Lake Bed with two other drivers in separate vehicles. As Bailey turned left onto a steep portion of the trail, he lost control of his truck and it began to roll down the trail. Bailey was not wearing his seatbelt and he was thrown to the ground, and his truck struck him as it continued to roll. The CHP said the other two drivers attempted to render first aid, and one driver left to call for help. Due to the remoteness of the area, a CHP helicopter was dispatched. The helicopter arrived about 4 p.m. and responders pronounced Nathan Bailey dead at the scene at 4:24 p.m.

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