Salmon River woman dies in offroad vehicle crash near Brookfield

Colchester County RCMP say they were informed at 6 p.m. Sunday that two people had failed to return from an ATV ride.   (RCMP - image credit)
Colchester County RCMP say they were informed at 6 p.m. Sunday that two people had failed to return from an ATV ride. (RCMP - image credit)

A  20-year-old woman from Salmon River is dead after an offroad vehicle crash in Colchester County on Sunday.

The woman, a passenger in the vehicle, was one of two people reported missing to police at 6 p.m. Sunday after they failed to return from an ATV ride, RCMP say in a news release.

Police had initiated a ground search when one of the missing persons, a 21-year-old Salmon River man, contacted emergency services after walking to a residence in the area, the news release said.

The driver of the ATV suffered from exposure but was uninjured. He directed emergency services to the location of the crash on a trail near Brookfield, the release said.

The woman was located and pronounced dead at the scene.

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