Passenger dies in fatal ATV crash

Guysborough County District RCMP is investigating a fatal ATV crash that occurred yesterday in South Merland.

On May 4, at approximately 6:18 p.m., Guysborough County District RCMP received a report of a single ATV crash that had just occurred off South Merland Rd. Upon arrival at the scene, RCMP officers learned that an ATV with two occupants was travelling north on a dirt road parallel to Hwy. 16 towards Upper Big Tracadie when it crashed and rolled over.

The driver of the ATV, a 62-year-old Upper Big Tracadie man, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital in Antigonish by ambulance and then flown to a hospital in Halifax by EHS LifeFlight.

The passenger of the ATV, a 53-year-old Antigonish man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and is being assisted by the Nova Scotia’s Medical Examiner Service.

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


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