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Alcohol suspected factor after ATV crash leaves baby dead, 2 adults hurt: N.S. police

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A baby has died, with two adults suffering serious injuries following an ATV crash in Nova Scotia’s Lunenburg Co. on Monday evening.

In an interview with Global News on Wednesday, Nova Scotia RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Guillaume Tremblay said investigators now believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

“We will certainly be examining any charges that will be suitable,” he said, adding that the investigation is ongoing.

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In a RCMP release, police say first responders arrived at the scene of a side-by-side crash in the community of Forties, which is about two hours from Halifax.

Police believe a Polaris Rzr was travelling on a logging road before the vehicle rolled and landed on its roof.

“One of four occupants, an infant from Forties, suffered life-threatening injuries,” police said in its statement.

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“She was transported to hospital by EHS where she later succumbed to her injuries.”

Two other passengers suffered serious injuries, a 27-year-old female driver and a 52-year-old male, and were transported to hospital following the crash.

The fourth individual, a child from Forties, was also taken to the hospital after sustaining minor injuries.

Forties Road has since reopened after being closed for several hours.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time,” police said.

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