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Peoria police: Man dies after Saturday crash at Lake Pleasant

Posted at 3:23 PM, Dec 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 07:09:33-05

Authorities say a man injured in an off-road crash on Saturday has died of his injuries.

Peoria police and firefighters responded to the northwest part of Lake Pleasant Saturday afternoon near Cow Creek and Castle Hot Springs roads after an 18-year-old crashed an ATV.

Police said the rider, identified as 18-year-old Jonathan Fulton, was traveling off the roadway when he hit a tree. Fulton, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered significant head injuries. Another rider on a separate vehicle traveling with Fulton saw him after the crash and called 911.

Police said Fulton, who was a student at Arizona State University from Virginia Beach, VA, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Peoria Police Department.