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Nanaimo man dies in weekend ATV crash

A Nanaimo man died on the weekend in an ATV crash.

Police said they responded at 3:20 a.m. Friday to the fatal mishap, which happened near an old logging road off the end of Lorenzen Road in Lantzville.

The ATV was being driven on a trail in the dark when it went over a ledge and tumbled seven metres down an embankment into Hardy Creek.

The two men riding the ATV were thrown off, but its driver, Garrett Roger Paquette, 30, was pinned in the creek under the machine.

Paquette was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger, 26, was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Nanaimo Search and Rescue was called out to help with the recovery of Paquette's body.

Police said alcohol consumption and operating the ATV in the dark on an off-raod trail were major factors in the fatal crash.

Nanaimo RCMP traffic services and the B.C. Coroner's Office are continuing their investigation.

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