Teen dies in ATV rollover

A 14-year-old Carmacks boy is dead after he lost control of his all terrain vehicle near Coal Mine Hill on Tuesday.

A 14-year-old Carmacks boy is dead after he lost control of his all terrain vehicle near Coal Mine Hill on Tuesday.

He was attempting to navigate a steep hill when the ATV rolled over, pinning him against a tree.

The boy was riding alone.

The boy was freed and taken to the Carmacks nursing station by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police are reminding all ATV drivers to take precautions while riding.

They’re asking people to wear a helmet and protective equipment and to keep their vehicles on safe terrain.

Carmacks man charged with multiple assaults

An adult male and female were sent to hospital this week after suffering an assault in Carmacks.

At 1 p.m. Wednesday Carmacks RCMP received a report of an assault in process.

On the scene, officers found an adult male and female with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Another adult female also suffered minor injuries.

Police later found the suspect hiding in a wooded area.

Forty-seven-year-old Wilfred Dickie was charged with two counts of assault and one count of aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and mischief.

He was also charged with two counts of resisting arrest.

Carmacks RMCP continues to investigate. (LC)

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