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Off-road vehicle accident leaves Brawley man dead

June 17, 2002

BUTTERCUP VALLEY — A 20-year-old Brawley man died of injuries sustained in an off-road vehicle accident Friday.

A press release from the California Highway Patrol office in Winterhaven states Francisco J. Lemus died in Yuma Regional Medical Center around 10:40 p.m.

The press release states bystanders found Lemus face down underneath a vehicle. The bystanders performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Lemus until paramedics arrived. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m.

The press release states Lemus was not using safety equipment.

Further information was not available.

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