A 23-year-old West Haven woman is dead after she was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle in sand pits in North Haven Sunday afternoon.
Katherine Diaz, 23, of West Haven, and her husband were riding ATVs in a wooded area by the North Haven-Wallingford line when she hit a tree in the area of 100 Dodge Avenue and was thrown from the vehicle. She was riding near Toelles Road next to the Quinnipiac River.
North Haven and Wallingford firefighters and North Haven police responded to the end of Dodge Avenue around 1 p.m. after a receiving a report of a female injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
Wallingford and North Haven fire department paramedics transported her to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
The North Haven Police Accident Reconstructionists are investigating the crash.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Officer Rienzo of the North Haven Police Department at 203-239-1616.