Ashley Nugent, 23 of Tallahassee, Fla., was declared dead at the scene of an ATV rollover accident north of DeBeque on June 6. Nugent was taking part of a guided ATV tour in Kessler Valley last Friday afternoon when she reportedly rolled her ATV and struck her head. Immediate efforts to revive her at the scene were unsuccessful.
According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s office, she was not wearing a helmet. The coroner’s office has ruled blunt force trauma to the skull as the cause of death.
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