RCMP are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident late Monday night on the Strathcona Parkway at Nordic Drive near Mount Washington Alpine Resort.
Sgt. Craig Blanchard of the RCMP’s North Island Traffic Division said the unit was called to investigate the incident which took the life of a male driver in his 30s.
”It was a single-vehicle rollover around 11:53 p.m. It appears the driver wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, missed a turn, hit a snowbank and flipped. We are also investigating if alcohol was involved.”
Blanchard noted there were two female passengers also in the vehicle who were both taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort officials confirmed it was a resort staff member who passed away.
“Our resort family is grieving over the loss of our members after last night’s tragedy,” noted Sheila Rivers, a resort spokesperson. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends and our staff members – we are deeply saddened by this loss.”
Blanchard added the incident serves as a good reminder to slow down, particularly when roads are icy, and to not drink and drive.
No further details were available on the identity of the driver.