ATV crash in B.C. kills 15-year-old boy, passenger suffers minor injuries

BARRIÈRE, B.C. — A 15-year-old has died when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving overturned near Barriere, B.C.

Mounties say the crash north of Kamloops happened Sunday near the two-kilometre mark of the Darlington Creek Forest Service Road.

A statement from police says the ATV was also carrying a passenger when it lost control and overturned.

Police say it appears the teen was not wearing a seatbelt.

The RCMP say that when officers arrived at the scene, paramedics and bystanders were providing medical attention.

The statement says the driver died from his injuries and the passenger suffered minor injuries.

“This tragic event has had a significant impact on all communities surrounding Barriere,” RCMP Cpl. Kyle Camalush says in the statement.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 11, 2024.

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