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A 24-year-old Omak woman was killed Saturday night when the ATV she was riding in plunged into the Upper Reservoir of Conconully Lake.
Charity Rumbolz was pronounced dead at the scene early Sunday morning after divers were able to reach the ATV and bring her out of the water.
The driver, 33-year-old Cain Bivins, of Omak, was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on charges of Vehicular Homicide.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the accident call came in about 9:10pm Saturday.
He said the ATV was traveling up the Sinlahekin Road along the upper with several other ATV’s heading for Fish Lake. He said when the group got to Fish Lake they were missing one of the ATVs. The Sheriff said the group went back down the road and found the Bivins standing in the road soaking wet. He said “It appears that Bivins, who was the last ATV coming up the road, lost control and as he was coming around a sharp corner, and the ATV went off of the edge.” The ATV went off a cliff that was approximately a 100 foot high. Rogers said Bivins was ejected from the ATV during the accident but Rumbolz was seat belted in the ATV and did not get out.
Rogers said the ATV went into the water and sunk in approximately 30 feet with Rumbolz still inside. Rescue crews and divers were able to get to the ATV and around 1:00 AM Sunday, and were able to locate Rumbolz and bring her out of the water.
Prior to his arrest, Bivins was transported to Mid-Valley Hospital. Rogers said, “Alcohol was a factor in the accident.”
An autopsy has been scheduled for Rumbolz.