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Peterborough ATV rider dies following crash in North Kawartha Township: OPP – Peterborough

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An ATV rider has died following a collision in North Kawartha Township on Sunday afternoon.

According to Peterborough County OPP, around 2 p.m., officers were called to assist in an ATV crash on an unmarked trail near Anstruther Lake Road, a few kilometres west of the village of Apsley.

OPP say the 76-year-old driver from Peterborough lost control of the ATV while travelling down a steep embankment and collided with several trees.

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The victim, who was wearing a helmet, died as a result of the injuries suffered in the collision, OPP said Monday morning.

The victim has not been identified.

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The deceased was transported to the provincial forensic pathology unit at the Forensic Services and Coroners Complex in Toronto for a post-mortem examination.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the collision.

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