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Southern Yavapai Fire Department member killed in ATV accident.

On December 15, 2018, just before 8 PM, 61-year-old Peter Cannata left a private residence on Flint Road in Wilhoit after attending a holiday gathering for the Southern Yavapai Fire Department. Peter is a member of the Fire Department which is located on S. Magby Drive in Wilhoit. He told friends he would heading home. About 10 minutes later, a passerby found Cannata at the intersection of Flint Drive and Donegal Road following a collision and he appeared deceased. 

Deputies determined Cannata was travelling south on Flint Drive and entered the intersection of Donegal Road where the dirt meets pavement. Based on evidence at the scene, it appeared the Polaris 850 ATV went sideways losing traction for some unknown reason. The vehicle then rolled at least once coming to rest on top of Cannata who suffered severe head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet. 

Cannata’s body was released to the medical examiner and autopsy results are pending. The exact cause of the collision remains under investigation. 

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 

or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

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Last modified on Monday, 17 December 2018 19:07
Dwight D'Evelyn

Dwight D'Evelyn, YCSO Media Coordinator

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