Teenage snow­mo­biler dies in col­li­sion

RCMP says rider was ty­ing to cross the high­way

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE - BY MITCH MACDON­ALD

A 14-year-old snow­mo­biler was pro­nounced dead at the scene af­ter a fa­tal col­li­sion here Sun­day af­ter­noon.

West Prince RCMP and Is­land EMS were dis­patched to a col­li­sion be­tween a young male snow­mo­bile driver and a car on the Coastal Drive Road just north of the Thomp­son Road at ap­prox­i­mately 3:10 p.m.

Cor­po­ral Mike Lut­ley said the col­li­sion oc­curred when the snow­mo­biler went to cross the road.

“He was di­rectly into the path of the on­com­ing ve­hi­cle,” said Lut­ley.

The road was blocked to all traf­fic late af­ter­noon into the evening while emer­gency ser­vices were on scene.

The clo­sure also al­lowed an RCMP col­li­sion an­a­lyst to in­ves­ti­gate the scene.

Lut­ley said it’s still un­clear whether charges will be laid.

“It’s go­ing to de­pend on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion state­ments and the re­ports from the traf­fic an­a­lyst be­fore we de­ter­mine that,” he said.

Lut­ley said the male driver and fe­male pas­sen­ger of the car were un­in­jured.

While the af­ter­noon saw some over­cast con­di­tions, he said weather was not con­sid­ered a fac­tor.

“And at this point, there’s no rea­son to be­lieve drugs or al­co­hol were con­tribut­ing fac­tors,” added Lut­ley.

Pleas­ant View is on High­way 14 north of Mimine­gash.


Con­sta­ble Al McGrath, stand­ing, and Const. Frank Steven­son, both of the Prince district of the RCMP, in­ves­ti­gate the fa­tal col­li­sion be­tween a snow­mo­biler and car in Pleas­ant View Sun­day.

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