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Alcohol may have been factor in fatal ATV crash: RCMP

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RCMP in Nova Scotia are investigating the possibility that alcohol was a factor in a fatal ATV crash on Monday. An infant died in the crash and two people were seriously injured.

Emergency responders were called to logging road in Lunenburg County on Monday

RCMP in Nova Scotia are investigating whether alcohol played in a role in a fatal ATV crash earlier this week in Lunenburg County. (David Bell/CBC)

RCMP in Nova Scotia said Friday that they are investigating if alcohol was a factor in a fatal ATV crash on Monday. 

Police and other emergency responders were called to a logging road just outside New Ross, N.S., in Lunenburg County early that evening for the report of an overturned ATV.

The side-by-side vehicle was carrying four people, including an infant girl. She was taken to hospital where she died.

The driver, a 27-year-old woman, and a 52-year-old male passenger suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospital.

RCMP Cpl. Guillaume Tremblay said police were unable to make a breathalyzer demand on the woman, who was the driver of the ATV, because of her injuries. He said police will pursue a warrant to obtain blood samples taken at the hospital.

The fourth occupant of the ATV, a child, suffered minor injuries.

Tremblay said it could be months before test results on the blood are available.

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