On October 10 Roger Valentine was declared dead after crashing his ATV near Parlier in Fresno County. According to reports Valentine was riding the Yamaha Rhino ATV along a dry canal that ran adjacent to Newmark Avenue near Lincoln Avenue with a 14-year-old passenger when Valentine made an abrupt turn to avoid hitting a power pole. The turn caused the ATV to roll down the embankment and into the canal. Valentine was not harnessed in and was thrown from the ATV. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His passenger, however, was restrained to the ATV and suffered a broken leg.