LOGAN — Authorities have released the identity of a 35-year-old Logan man who passed away in an ATV crash above Right Hand Fork Canyon. Core Pimentel died from his injuries after wrecking the 4-wheeler he was riding on Sunday, around 4:30 p.m.
According to a Utah Division of Natural Resources press release, Pimentel was riding his ATV along a segment of the Shoshone Trail in the Herd Hollow area. His six-year-old son was also riding on the same ATV. Both were wearing helmets.
At some point along their ride, Pimentel’s ATV left the trail and crashed down a 30-foot embankment. The group he was riding with came across the accident site a short time later, but did not witness the crash.
According to emergency radio traffic, Pimentel was unconscious but breathing. He was also bleeding from a wound to his head. A member of the group rode to a cabin in Left Hand Fork, where residents were able to call 911 and report the crash.
Search and Rescue teams along with paramedics were paged to the scene. A medical helicopter was also requested because of the remote area.
When the first crews reached the crash they performed CPR and other lifesaving efforts on Pimentel. Later, paramedics arrived and declared that he had succumbed to his injuries from striking his head on a rock.
The 6-year-old boy was not hurt.
Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said the Utah Department of Parks and Recreation is investigating what caused the 4-wheeler to leave the trail and crash.
The press release concluded, “The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation extends our condolences to the friends and family impacted by this tragedy and would like to thank all those who assisted in the response efforts.”