Fatal Accident Involving ATV and Van

RCMP Media Release | On July 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm, Swan River RCMP, Bowsman Fire Department and Parkland EMS responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 268 approximately 45 kilometers north east of Swan River.

An all terrain utility vehicle crossing the highway collided with south bound van. The lone occupant of the all terrain vehicle and three occupants of the van were all transported to the Swan River Valley Hospital. The 14-year-old male driver of the all terrain vehicle was pronounced deceased at the hospital and was from the RM of Minitonas. The occupants of the van were treated for minor injuries and released from hospital.

The deceased name is not being released.

RCMP Swan River Detachment continue to investigate with the assistance of the RCMP Traffic Collision Analyst. Alcohol is not considered a contributing factor. The rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.