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San Diego man dies in ATV rollover at Nacimiento Lake

A 30-year-old San Diego man was killed when the off-road vehicle he was driving rolled over near Nacimiento Lake on Memorial Day, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

Joshua Anthony Buttitta was driving the Yamaha Rhino on a dirt road about 2:15 p.m. Monday when he failed to navigate a turn and the ATV rolled, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. A call for medical help was made from the Cal-Shasta Club in the 3500 block of Soda Road on the lake’s south shore in rural Paso Robles. Responding medical personnel tried to resuscitate Buttitta but declared him dead at the scene.

A passenger in the vehicle was not injured in the rollover, and both occupants were believed to have been wearing seat belts, the news release said.

The CHP is investigating the incident. The county coroner is investigating the manner and cause of death.

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