Inuvik mourns man killed in ATV crash on trail in community

An RCMP patrol vehicle. (CKLB file photo.)

Family and friends are mourning the death of a 29-year-old Inuvik man who was killed when the all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) he was driving rolled on a trail in the community.

A spokesperson from the Northwest Territories Coroner’s office says RCMP were called to the scene about 5:30 Saturday morning.

She adds it happened on the trail that runs to the town’s cemetery and that a male passenger was able to escape with only minor injuries.

The victim was declared dead at the scene and his body has been sent to Edmonton for an autopsy to try to determine the exact cause of death, the spokesperson said.

His name has not been released.

It’s unclear whether either man was wearing a helmet.

According to an email from RCMP, Mounties in Inuvik are assisting the coroner’s office in its investigation.


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John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.