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Young child from eastern New Brunswick killed in all-terrain vehicle accident

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An all-terrain vehicle accident in eastern New Brunswick has claimed the life of a three-year-old girl.

RCMP say the single-vehicle accident occurred in Acadieville, near Richibucto, on Thursday.

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They say the ATV flipped over on Desherbiers Road near Route 480.

The child was taken to the Miramichi Regional Hospital and later died as a result of her injuries.

The adult driver and another child who were also on the vehicle sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

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Police say speed and alcohol are not believed to have been contributing factors.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 6, 2020.

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