Nanaimo man, 38, dead after rollover ATV crash

Nanaimo RCMP respond to incident on May 13, 2021. (CTV News)

A 38-year-old man is dead after a rollover ATV crash in Nanaimo.

Emergency crews were called to a large property in the 1600-block of Nanaimo River Road around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

The victim had been found by some friends about an hour earlier after he didn’t return from a ride on Saturday night.

The man’s friends administered first aid but were unable to revive him, according to police.

Nanaimo RCMP say the fatal crash likely occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

The BC Coroners Service is still investigating the cause of death.