A 16-year-old from Ojai was fatally injured after an off-roading accident in Rowher Flats Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner could not confirm the teenagers identity, but a CHP news release stated he is Hunter J. Baugher.
The accident occurred around 11 a.m. in the Rowher Flats Off-Highway Vehicle riding area on Lookout Trail, according to the news release.
Baugher was riding a 2013 YAMAHA YZ450F and traveling down a steep incline at an unknown rate of speed, said CHP Officer John Lutz.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department was notified at 11:18 a.m. and an airlift arrived at 11:37 a.m., said LACFD Inspector Tony Akins.
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Baugher made an unsafe turning movement, traveled off the designated trail, and was unable to maintain control of the vehicle due to rough terrain, resulting with him being ejected from the vehicle, according to the news release.
Baugher and his vehicle continued to travel down the incline, and collided at the bottom of a ravine, according to the news release.
Due to injuries, Baugher was airlifted by the Los Angeles County Fire Department to Henry Mayo Medical Center.
Exact time of death is not currently known.
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