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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 15:56

Man, 72, killed near Val Marie

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A man from near Val Marie was killed driving an all-terrain vehicle.

At 3:30 p.m. RCMP Ponteix detachment members were called to the scene of a fatal ATV rollover. 
A 72 year old male from the Val Marie area was driving a four wheel drive all terrain vehicle.  

The driver was not using proper safety equipment when he was operating the ATV.  While driving the vehicle on a side road,  lost control and rolled the vehicle after hitting a muddy section in the road.  The male was ejected from the vehicle and found a short time after the accident by family members. 

The road conditions at the time were variable from dry and hard packed to muddy and wet.
Ponteix RCMP members and the Coroners officer are still investigating the incident and no name will be released at this time.
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