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Post-secondary student on field trip dies in ATV crash near Kamloops

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October 11, 2013 - 10:48 AM

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A post-secondary student has been killed in an ATV accident south of Kamloops, B.C.

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology president Ken Tourand says students from the Merritt-based institute's environmental resource technology program were doing field work on Thursday near Surrey Lake, just east of the Coquihalla Highway, about 50 kilometres south of Kamloops.

He says the class was wrapping up for the afternoon when two members set off on a quad ATV owned by one of them.

The off-road vehicle crashed a short time later, killing a Merritt-area man in his 20s, and injuring the second student.

Tourand says another member of the group heard the crash but it's unclear who found the victims, whose names have not been released.

A note on the Institute's website says the aboriginal post-secondary facility is providing cultural support and grief counselling for students and staff.


3:17 p.m. Oct. 10, 2013

Air ambulance ordered after ATV accident

by Jessica Wallace

KAMLOOPS - An air ambulance has been ordered to Surrey Lake, south of Kamloops, where an ATV accident involving three has left one person seriously injured.

Kamloops Fire and Rescue chief Les Noel said ambulance is on scene and fire crews were cancelled because it's out of the departments district and there was no entrapment.

Noel could not confirm whether the one person seriously injured in the accident has died.

To contact a reporter for this story, email:, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.

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