15-year-old boy dies following ATV collision

May 4, 2024
Beresford, New Brunswick

News release


A 15-year-old boy, from the Bathurst region, has died following an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) collision in Beresford, N.B.

On May 3, 2024, at approximately 10:20 p.m., members of the Chaleur Region RCMP responded to a report of a collision between two all-terrain vehicles on Route 11 near Beresford.

The collision is believed to have occurred when one of the drivers lost control of the all-terrain vehicle and collided with the other one. The driver of the first ATV was treated for minor injuries at the scene and the passenger, a 15-year-old boy, died at the scene. The driver of the second ATV was transported to hospital with what are believed to be serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the first ATV, a 15-year-old youth, was arrested on scene and later released. They are scheduled to appear in court in September 2024.

Members of Ambulance New Brunswick, the Beresford Fire Department, and RCMP collision reconstructionist also attended the scene. The New Brunswick Coroner's Office is assisting with the investigation.

Route 11 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

Sgt. Jean-Francois Dulac
Chaleur Region Detachment
Northeast District RCMP

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