19-year-old dies following ATV crash 0
Jake Hughes, 19, of Welland, was killed in an ATV crash Monday in Haliburton.
Jake Hughes’s life was cut short when the ATV he was driving collided with a gate on the afternoon of Aug. 20.
From Welland, the 19 year old was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
By the time fire trucks arrived to the accident, bystanders were performing CPR on Hughes, said Dysart fire chief Miles Maughan, who was at the scene.
The gate Hughes hit blocks off a private drive that leads down to a beach, said Maughan. There is no residence on the property.
“He was coming up from the beach and going out,” said Maughan, adding it is unclear where Hughes accessed the beach area.
Hughes was with an unidentified male passenger on the ATV, who was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
While the cause of death will be determined following autopsy reports, Maughan said it was clear Hughes’s incurred a massive head injury.
The accident occurred north of Haliburton near the intersection where Redkenn Road meets Boice-Bradley Drive around 1:15 p.m.
An investigation by the OPP’s Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit is ongoing. Police do not suspect alcohol was a factor.
The fire chief believes Hughes and the passenger were alone at the time of the accident.
Emergency crews had Boice-Bradley Drive shut down for a few hours during the investigation. Fire, EMS and OPP responded to the scene.
More to come.