76-year-old Peterborough resident dies after losing control of ATV in North Kawartha

Driver died on Easter Sunday after vehicle collided with several trees

OPP logo on car door

A 76-year-old Peterborough resident is dead after an accident in North Kawartha Township on Easter Sunday (April 4).

At around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Peterborough County OPP and emergency crews responded to a report of an ATV collision on an unmarked trail near Anstruther Lake Road.

According to police, the 76-year-old driver from Peterborough lost control of their ATV while travelling down a steep embankment.

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The vehicle collided with several trees. The driver, who was wearing a helmet, died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted in Toronto.

Police, who have not released the identity of the driver, continue to investigate the cause of the collision.

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