A 23-year-old man is dead after an all terrain vehicle went off the Westside Road three kilometres from the junction with Hwy 37 South in the evening of May 17, report Terrace RCMP.
The ATV rolled, trapping the man under the vehicle in approximately 18 inches of water.
“Other members of the public assisted in removing the male from under the ATV and provided medical attention until the arrival of police and paramedics, but the male was pronounced deceased at the scene,” the report indicated.
The accident was reported to authorities just after 11 p.m.
“BC Coroners Service and West Pacific Region Traffic Services are continuing to investigate the causes of the crash, but speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the collision,” the report said.