The RCMP is investigating a snowmobile crash Friday near Sugarloaf Provincial Park that claimed the life of a 49-year-old Campbellton man.


Police responded to the accident at around 11:30 a.m. after receiving a call from another snowmobiler who came upon the crash along Route 11 in Atholville.

Sgt. René Labbé of the Campbellton RCMP said it appears the man's snowmobile left the trail, went over an embankment and ended up in a stream. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, Sgt. Labbé said

The crash comes less than a week after another fatal snowmobile accident just a few kilometres away in Balmoral, N.B.

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