23-year-old man killed in dune buggy crash

One person died and two people were injured after a customized dune buggy rolled near Red Deer late Canada Day.

One person died and two people were injured after a customized dune buggy rolled near Red Deer late Canada Day.

Red Deer rural RCMP say the 23-year-old man from Red Deer County died on scene after being thrown out of the modified vehicle. His name hasn’t been released.

Police were called at 10:30 p.m. to a private property 13 km southeast of Red Deer where three people had been riding off road in the modified vehicle. The young man was ejected from the vehicle and while there was the presence of a centre lap belt, police say there were no belts for the driver or outside passenger.

It’s believed the man had been in the outside passenger seat.

A 25-year-old Red Deer man was transported to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. He was the driver.

A 23-year-old female passenger from Red Deer County suffered minor injuries. She would have been in the middle where the centre lap belt was.

“I’m not sure if she was wearing it or not,” said Staff Sgt. Gord Glasgow.

Also investigating are Innisfail RCMP, along with members of the criminal collision investigation team and a Red Deer area collision analyst.