1 dead, 1 seriously injured following ATV crash in Guysborough County

An ATV crash on Saturday near Upper Big Tracadie, N.S., has left one man dead and another with serious injuries.

According to a news release, RCMP responded to a report of a single-ATV crash off South Merland Road in Guysborough County at 6:18 p.m.

The driver of the ATV and a passenger were travelling north on a dirt road parallel to Highway 16 toward Upper Big Tracadie when it crashed and overturned, the release says.

A 53-year-old Antigonish man who was the passenger on the ATV was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, an Upper Big Tracadie man, 62, had serious injuries and was taken to hospital in Antigonish and later flown to a Halifax hospital.