Rimbey woman killed in ATV accident

A Rimbey woman died after she was thrown from a quad on Sunday afternoon.

A Rimbey woman died after she was thrown from a quad on Sunday afternoon.

The 42-year-old woman was a passenger on the quad when it rolled near Open Creek Dam west of Rimbey.

Emergency services were called at about 4:50 p.m. after the woman’s husband reached Open Creek Campground to get help.

Rimbey RCMP, Fire Department and EMS, as well as Clearwater County Fire Department personnel searched the hilly area west of the campground and found the woman.

She died from her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her name will not be released.

STARS Air Ambulance attended the scene and was able to land in the area.

Police say alcohol was not a factor in the collision. The cause of the collision is being investigated by a RCMP collision analyst. No charges have been laid at this time.

The man, 28, received minor injuries. Neither he nor his wife were wearing helmets.