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Stay Out Stay Alive Fatal Accident Summaries
for 2007

May 23, 2007

Man dies when Jeep rolls into abandoned Nevada mine

A 63 year-old man on a rock hunting excursion with his wife was killed when his Jeep rolled off a narrow trail into an abandoned mining pit in Virginia City.

The Storey County sheriff's office says Alvin Ellwood Baldwin of Occidental, California, was trying to maneuver the vehicle on a narrow trail above the Loring Pit when he lost control and rolled 500 feet into the pit.

Baldwin was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

Sheriff's Sergeant Kenneth Quirk says the man's wife had gotten out of the Jeep because the route was too treacherous.

(Source: KSBY)