One dead after ATV roll-over south of Tumbler Ridge

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A 40 year-old Beaverlodge woman has been identified as the victim of an ATV accident late last week.

Tumbler Ridge RCMP report responding to the scene on Friday morning, in the Mount Clifford area, south of Tumbler Ridge.

Witness accounts of the accident indicate that the female driver, and a female passenger, were driving up a steep incline when the ATV overturned, ejecting the passenger, but trapping the driver underneath for a period of time.

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Members of the ATV party provided emergency first aid and CPR to the female until STARS ambulance was able to attend.

STARS personnel then attempted to revive the woman, but she was determined to be deceased, likely as a result of blunt trauma injuries sustained from the roll-over.

Tumbler Ridge RCMP with the assistance of Ridge Rotors Helicopter Service removed the body from the scene and transported the deceased to Tumbler Ridge Medical Clinic for examination by the BC Coroner’s Service.

Further investigation by the BC Coroner’s Service is being conducted.

The deceased has been identified as Gaye-Lynne Westad of Beaverlodge, Alberta.

This map shows the approximate location of the accident near Mount Clifford


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