Central N.B. ATV crash kills man

Police said Saturday a 56-year-old man from Porter Cove, N.B., is dead following an ATV crash in central New Brunswick.

Doaktown RCMP responded around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning to a report of an ATV crash on Route 625 in Taxis River, N.B., 67 kilometres north of Fredericton.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 56-year-old man, died at the scene as a result of his injuries, police said.

“The crash is believed to have occurred when the driver of the ATV lost control of the vehicle on the shoulder of the road, left the roadway, and struck a power pole,” said Doaktown RCMP Cpl. Keith Gill in a statement.

Mounties said a collision reconstructionist and the New Brunswick Coroner’s Office are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

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