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Nova Scotia RCMP investigate fatal ATV crash

Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating a fatal ATV collision that took place on a trail near Dean, N.S. File / RCMP

Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating a fatal ATV crash that occurred on Saturday.

Police say they received a 911 call about a single ATV collision on a trail near Dean, N.S., at 6:10 a.m.

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With the assistance of the Upper Musquodoboit Volunteer Fire Department, officers responded to the call. The driver of the ATV, a 54-year-old man from Upper Musquodoboit, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Mounties say their investigation revealed that at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, two men were riding a side-by-side ATV on a trail near Dean, N.S.

During a turn, the ATV overturned and the driver was pinned beneath the vehicle while the passenger was ejected from the ATV.

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The passenger, a 47-year-old man from Upper Kennetcook, walked for a number of hours from the trail to a roadway, where he reported the collision to a passing motorist.

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Police say the passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated by EHS.

The Mounties say their investigation is ongoing.

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