Landers woman dies in ATV crash near Highway 247

A Landers woman died Saturday afternoon in an ATV crash — one of two fatal ATV crashes in San Bernardino County that day.

Rhea Mears, 64, was reported missing about 1:05 p.m. Saturday after she took off on an ATV from the 2800 block of Shawnee Trail, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Deputies followed the ATV tracks about a quarter of a mile east of Highway 247, where Mears had crashed, according to the news release.

“Mears was breathing, but had major injuries,” the news release said.

The deputies who found her gave her CPR until paramedics arrived. Mears was air-lifted to a hospital where she later died.

Several hours later, a San Bernardino man died in an ATV crash at the El Mirage Dry Lake OHV Area in Adelanto

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