MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Authorities in Chautauqua County are investigating the death of an Alabama woman in an all-terrain vehicle crash in the Town of Harmony late Saturday.
The woman, identified by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office as 58-year-old Donna Phelps of Dothan, Alabama, was a passenger on an ATV that went into a creek and overturned off Washington Street in Harmony on Saturday at about 11:45 p.m.
Deputies said they determined that the ATV had multiple riders on it and was traveling through a field when the vehicle entered the creek and overturned. The operator of the ATV, whose name was not released, suffered minor injuries but was able to make it to the creek bank and exit the water, authorities reported.
Dotson went missing in the water but was later located a distance from the overturned ATV, according to deputies. She was taken to UMPC Chautauqua, where she was pronounced dead.
This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Fatal crashes: Woman killed when ATV overturns in Chautauqua creek