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Major inury ATV accident sends Mckinleyville man to out of area hospital

WILLOW CREEK - A McKinleyville man with life threatening injuries was airlifted to an out of area hospital after crashing an ATV in Eastern Humboldt.

Just before 4 pm yesterday, 48-year old Ricky Lee Stockwell was driving a Yamaha ATV with two passengers on private property off Patterson Road in Willow Creek. Stockwell allegedly turned the vehicle in a sharp manner which caused it to overturn. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time.

Stockwell sustained major injuries and was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. The two passengers: 25-year old Andrew Ryan Miller and 17-year old Clay Dalen Taylor, both of McKinleyville, received minor injuries and were released. DUI as a factor is under investigation for this incident.