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75-year-old man dies in ATV rollover near Carcross, Yukon | CBC News


Yukon’s coroner says 75-year-old Menno ‘Ken’ Matthies of Carcross, Yukon, died on Saturday when the ATV he was driving rolled while he was attempting to climb a steep embankment.

Menno ‘Ken’ Matthies died after trying to drive ATV up steep embankment onto highway, coroner says

A view up a road toward a village and mountains.
The South Klondike Highway at Carcross, Yukon, in 2017. Yukon’s coroner says a 75-year-old man died in an ATV accident alongside the highway on Saturday. (Cheryl Kawaja/CBC)

Yukon’s coroner is investigating an ATV incident near Carcross, Yukon, on Saturday, that left one man dead and a woman with minor injuries.

In a news release on Monday, the coroner’s service says Menno “Ken” Matthies, 75, was driving an ATV alongside the South Klondike Highway just after five p.m. on Saturday, on a recreational ride. His wife was a passenger.

The coroner says the couple were driving slowly at about kilometre 103 of the highway when they tried to access the road by going up a steep embankment. The ATV rolled, and Matties died at the scene. His wife, who received minor injuries, was able to get out of the vehicle and flag down help from the highway. 

The coroner thanked Carcross RCMP and members of the public who stopped to provide help.

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