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Quad plunges off sand dune, killing Los Angeles man

November 30, 2001|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

GLAMIS — A 42-year-old Los Angeles man who had just arrived in this area to enjoy some off-roading activities with his son was killed when his quad plunged off the back side of a steep sand dune.

John Maccini II died at the scene shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday from injuries sustained when his head struck he handlebars of the quad he was riding, said county Coroner Investigator Deputy Rick Williams.

Maccini had just arrived with his son and a group of others in the Glamis area at 6 p.m. The group had unloaded their gear and their vehicle.

Maccini, on his first ride of the evening, took off on a quad. About 300 yards from the camp site, he rode up a dune, which had a nearly vertical drop on the back side.

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When he reached the top of the dune, his vehicle plunged about 50 feet. Upon impact, Maccini's head struck the handle bar, causing head trauma.

Williams credited U.S. Bureau of Land Management rangers and county sheriff's deputies for their quick response and assistance to the Coroner's Office.

>> Staff Writer Darren Simon can be reached at 337-4082.

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