Detectives Investigate ATV Rollover in Niagara on the Lake – Update 1

Detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service Collision Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate this collision.

On March 24, 2022, the 16-year-old ATV driver died in hospital from his injuries. The identity of the deceased is withheld out of respect for the next of kin.

Detectives continue to appeal to the public in the area for witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact 905-688-4111 ext. 1009265.

Original release March 13, 2022

On March 13, 2022, at approximately 12:35 a.m., uniformed officers from District 2 – Niagara Falls responded to a report of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rollover in Niagara on the Lake.

Officers arrived at the scene in the Garrison Village Drive and Village Road area with additional emergency personnel. A lone man was found trapped under an ATV in critical condition. The man was wearing a helmet but suffered life-threatening injuries. Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics and Niagara on the Lake Fire and Emergency Services personnel treated the man at the scene and transported him to a local hospital. He was then airlifted to a hospital outside the area for further treatment. The injured man has been identified as a 16-year-old from St. Catharines.

Detectives from the NRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit (RECON) have been assigned to the investigation. They are assisted by detectives from the forensic services.

The ATV involved is a yellow Suzuki King Quad 700. The ATV suffered extensive damage as a result of the incident.

Roads in the area were reopened around 6:30 a.m.

Anyone (residents or businesses) in the area with closed circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras or dash cams are encouraged to review their footage for the yellow ATV or any footage that may aid in the investigation . Those with possible footage are asked to review recorded activity for the period between 11:30 p.m. (March 12, 2022) and 12:35 a.m. March 13, 2022.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously may contact Niagara Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to people who contact the program with information leading to an arrest.

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This investigation is still ongoing by RECON detectives. Anyone with information is asked to contact 905-688-4111 ext. 1009265.

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