P.E.I. snowmobile crashes kill 1, injure 2
One man is dead and two people were hurt in two separate snowmobile crashes on Prince Edward Island in less than 24 hours.
An 18-year-old man from western P.E.I., died after the snowmobile he was driving crashed into a tree Wednesday morning.
The crash happened near Coleman, in the western part of the Island. RCMP were called to the scene shortly after 11 a.m.
"The call for service was a snowmobile had been travelling in an open area and struck a solid object," RCMP Sgt. Andrew Blackadar said.
"The driver of the snowmobile was thrown from the snowmobile at the time."
There was another crash on Tuesday evening, this one on Highway 2 where the Confederation Trail crosses the road near New Annan.
A snowmobile collided with an SUV. A man and a male youth were riding on the snowmobile. Both were taken to hospital.
Police said the man was released, while the younger person was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.