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17-year-old girl killed in ATV accident identified

Published On: Jul 17 2013 04:42:35 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2013 05:47:15 PM CDT
BURNEY, Calif. -

The 17-year-old girl who was killed in an ATV accident in Burney has been identified as Jessica Joseph by the Shasta County Coroner. The accident happened on Jul. 11 at 7:25 p.m., north of Highway 299 near Goose Valley Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Cody Munson, 22, of Shasta Lake, was riding an ATV with Joseph, his cousin, when he hit a rock and lost control of the vehicle on a dirt road. Both he and Joseph were ejected.

Munson, who had moderate injuries, took his cousin to the nearby Pit River Gas and Mini Mart, where a worker tried performing CPR.

Munson was taken to the hospital but Joseph was not so lucky. According to CHP, when she was ejected, it caused internal bleeding.

Munson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.