One dead after ATV crosses highway, collides with vehicle

RCMP release:

Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a fatal ATV crash that occurred on Hwy. 3 in Simms Settlement.

On October 20, 2023, at approximately 8 p.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire and EHS, responded to a report of an ATV crash on Hwy. 3 in Simms Settlement. RCMP officers learned that a vehicle had been travelling west on Hwy. 3 when an ATV began crossing the road. The driver of the vehicle took avoiding action, however a collision between the ATV and the vehicle occurred. The vehicle stopped in the road and the ATV came to rest in a ditch.

The driver of the ATV, a 44-year-old Bangs Falls man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger of the ATV, a 54-year-old Greenfield woman, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by ambulance.

The driver, and sole occupant, of the vehicle, a 39-year-old Sherwood man, was uninjured.

A collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Hwy. 3 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.

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