Tuesday , 11 May 2021
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Bonnyville senior dies in OHV accident

Crews searched Sunday for missing man, who was later found with their vehicle rolled over.

An 80-year-old Bonnyville man has died as a result of an off-highway vehicle rollover this weekend.

On Sunday at approximately 4:30 p.m., Bonnyville RCMP responded after the man was overdue from an OHV trip in a number of possible areas in the M.D. of Bonnyville, Cold Lake and Ashmont.

Searches were conducted in local areas and further efforts were made to coordinate additional searches, police said.

However, a couple hours later, RCMP received a call from a member of the public who had located the off-highway vehicle rolled over in the area of Muriel Lake in the M.D. of Bonnyville.

The male was with the OHV and was deceased.

RCMP’s initial information revealed that the OHV is believed to have rolled over on a steep area of trail.

“There is nothing to indicate anything suspicious surrounding this fatal single OHV collision,” Bonnyville RCMP said in a press release on Monday.

Bonnyville RCMP will continue to investigate.

The name of the deceased will not be released and no further updates are anticipated.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.