Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Wed, May 7 2014 at 1:30 PM, Updated: Wed, May 7 2014 at 3:52 PM
Klamath Falls, Ore. - A Klamath Falls woman is dead following an accident involving an all terrain vehicle.
The accident happened Tuesday during the noon hour in a remote area northeast of Klamath Falls.
Corporal Brian Bryson says two people were on ATV's looking for missing livestock...
"One of the individuals hit a rock causing the ATV to flip forward, and she fell off of the front of the ATV, and the ATV landed on top of her."
45 year old Michelle Ferrario-Carter did not survive the crash...police say she wasn't wearing a helmet.
Bryson notes that deputies had to break the news to the woman's 15 year old daughter, who was at school...
"Anybody that's ever had to do it, at some point, has got in their car and drove off and shed a tear."
Deputies say the crash underscores the importance of wearing a helmet.
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KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.
Lyle's job history is quite colorful. He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.
Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience. "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".
When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.