A 10-year-old boy from Dawson Township was fatally injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident yesterday.
OPP officers from the Rainy River District detachment were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision involving an off-road vehicle around 5 p.m.
Police determined the youth was operating an ATV on private property along Worthington Road in Dawson Township, lost control of the vehicle, and struck a barbed wire fence.
He subsequently was ejected from the vehicle.
The boy was taken to the Rainy River Health Centre, where he was pronounced dead.
The identity of the youth was not released.
Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) from the Dryden and Kenora OPP detachments attended the scene to assist with the investigation.
A Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) from the Rainy River detachment also was on hand to assist.
The police investigation is continuing.