Nunavut RCMP seek information on fatal ATV crash in Cambridge Bay

Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in 24-year-old man’s death

A young Cambridge Bay man is dead after his ATV crashed into a snowbank on Friday night. The RCMP said alcohol and speed contributed to the crash. (Photo by Jane George)

By Nunatsiaq News

Police are asking Cambridge Bay residents to help shed light on a May 11 all-terrain vehicle crash that left a 24-year-old man dead.

At about 11 p.m. on Saturday, Cambridge Bay RCMP officers were dispatched to an ATV crash that had taken place on a road in the community of about 1,800, a May 13 news release said.

“The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, hit a snow bank and lost control of the ATV. Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in this incident,” police said.

When the officers arrived on scene, a municipal bylaw officer was performing CPR on the driver of the ATV. RCMP officers assisted with resuscitation efforts.

The ATV driver was transported to the Kitikmeot Health Centre by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

The RCMP conducted an investigation and determined this was a single-vehicle collision.

The Cambridge Bay RCMP suggested that anyone who has any information relating to this incident contact the detachment at 867-983-0123.

In a second release, also sent out May 13, the RCMP cautioned everyone in Nunavut about the dangers of alcohol and drug use, fatigue, impaired driving and distracted driving.

“All road incidents related to impaired and distracted driving are 100 per cent preventable,” they said in a release timed for National Road Safety Week, from May 14 to May 20.

On May 18, National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, the RCMP will be out in force across the country targeting impaired and distracted drivers, the release said.

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  1. Posted by How Sad on

    Condolences to the family and prayers for them. RIP.

  2. Posted by this is what it takes? on

    I hate how it takes something like this to happen for people to realize that you should not be under the influence while driving. My deepest condolences to the family, he was a very well known local in the community.

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