Iqaluit youth dies in ATV accident


The 18-year-old youth who died in a single-vehicle ATV accident has been laid to rest in Iqaluit.

Matthewsie Kunuk was riding his ATV north of the Road to Nowhere on June 13 when the vehicle apparently overturned, pinning him beneath its weight.

Police were called to the scene the next day. When they arrived they found Kunuk trapped under the vehicle. Police pronounced him dead at the scene.

A police news release said Kunuk was apparently trying to climb a hill on his ATV when the accident occurred.

Police are reminding ATV users to exercise caution when driving and travel in pairs when going out on the land.

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