76-year-old dies after losing control of ATV northwest of Peterborough, Ont.: police

An Ontario Provincial Police crest is displayed on the arm of an officer during a press conference in Vaughan, Ont., on Thursday, June 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj

Police say a 76-year-old driver has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash northeast of Peterborough, Ont.

Ontario Provincial Police say the single-vehicle collision took place Sunday afternoon on an unmarked trail in North Kawartha, Ont.

They say the driver lost control of the ATV while going down a steep embankment and hit several trees.

Police say the driver, who was wearing a helmet, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver has not been publicly identified.

Police say they are looking into what caused the incident.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 5, 2021.