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Infant dies in ATV crash, N.S. RCMP says alcohol may be a factor

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An infant has died and three others, including another child, were taken to hospital following an ATV crash in Forties, N.S., on Monday.

A news release from police Wednesday says Lunenburg District RCMP, along with firefighters and paramedics, responded to the crash involving a side-by-side on a logging road near in the 1100 block of Forties Road just after 7 p.m.

According to police, officers learned the ATV was travelling on a narrow gravel roadway when it rolled and landed on its roof.

Of the four occupants, an infant from Forties was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where she later died.

Two adults, a 27-year-old woman from Forties who was driving and a 52-year-old man from New Ross, N.S., were taken to hospital with serious injuries. A second child from Forties suffered minor injuries. Police say he was also taken to hospital.

According to Guillaume Tremblay with the Nova Scotia RCMP, alcohol may have been a factor based on "evidence gathered at this time."

Forties Road was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

The investigation is ongoing.

For more Nova Scotia news visit our dedicated provincial page.

Correction

This is a corrected story. A previous version based on information provided by police had the wrong location of the crash.

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