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Young Princeton man killed in ATV tragedy

Victim was not wearing a helmet, say police
The accident occurred at about 7 p.m. (Black Press file photo)

A 22-year-old Princeton man died Wed. March 10 after the three-wheel ATV he was driving flipped over the rail of a bridge and plunged 15 feet.

According to RCMP Sgt. Rob Hughes the tragedy occurred at about 7 p.m. on the Red Creek Forest Service Road, about 15 km from town off Princeton-Summerland Road.

“He lost control on the icy bridge,” said Hughes.

The rider was killed instantly, and was not wearing a helmet.

Hughes said police were advised by the man’s friends that he had been consuming alcohol before the crash.

The victim’s name was not released.

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Andrea DeMeer

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