The Mohave County Sheriff’s office suspects alcohol played a role in a fatal ATV accident that occurred near the northwest Arizona community of Beaver Dam on Friday, May 12. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said the vehicle failed to negotiate a turn before it left the Rio Virgin Road and rolled one time at about 4:54 p.m.

Carter said the driver, Jason Karpowich, 52, Littlefield, was fatally injured. She noted that Karpowich was not seat belted and was not wearing a helmet.

Carter said the passenger, Mark Weaver, 33, also from Littlefield, was wearing his seat belt and that he suffered only minor injuries in the accident.

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