Plunge on quadracycle is fatal to U.S. tourist

A quadracycle rider who was a U.S. tourist, died Tuesday night near Jacó when his machine plunged off a road into the ravine.

The man, identified as Jonathan Andrew Sharp is believed to have suffered a broken neck in the mishap. The quadracycle sustained little visible damage although rescue workers had to tow it up from the ravine.

The four-wheel-drive vehicles are frequently street legal and are used extensively in rural areas. In the case of the Tuesday night accident, investigators speculated that the vehicle was going too fast to make a curve.

The man was driving at night on an errand.

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