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Russell Man Killed When ATV Hits Ditch

October 5, 2015 3:54 PM | News

RCMP Crest LogoA 61-year-old man from the Russell, Manitoba has died after the ATV he was operating hit a ditch on Sunday.

The accident happened at around 5 p.m. in the RM of Riding Mountain West near Silverton.

RCMP say the man was taking part in an off-road vehicle derby when his ATV hit a drainage ditch head on. He was not wearing a helmet or seatbelt and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors.

Police are continuing to investigate.

— Staff