Teen dies after ATV rollover north of Kamloops

A 15-year-old boy has died after the ATV he was riding rolled over on Sunday, the Barriere RCMP says.

Corp. James Grandy explains police officers arrived near the two-kilometre mark of the Darlington Creek Forest Service Road, northwest of Kamloops, around 4:30 p.m.

Mounties say the ATV was being driven by the 15-year-old, who had a passenger at the time, when he lost control of the ATV.

Police and paramedics were able to provide medical aid to the boy, however, police say the teen died of his injuries. The passenger suffered “minor” injuries.

“This tragic event has had a significant impact on all communities surrounding Barriere,” said Corp. Kyle Camalush. “The Barriere RCMP wish to send our condolences to the families and friends of those involved during this difficult time.”

Police say their initial investigations show the teen wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident.

The death comes just days after another person was killed in an ATV crashed. Police in the Fraser Valley shared Monday that they got reports of the collision at the four-kilometre mark of the East Harrison Forestry Service Road just after 10:30 p.m. on June 4.

When officers arrived, they found two men down an embankment. Both had what are being described as significant injuries. A man in his mid-30s was declared dead at the scene, while the other man, who is in his late 20s, was taken to the hospital.

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