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Man, 45, dies following off-road vehicle accident

A 45-year-old man from Fergus has died following a single off-road vehicle collision in Minden on Sept. 26.

Yesterday afternoon, Haliburton Highlands OPP, Haliburton County Paramedic Services and Minden Hills Fire Department responded to the accident at County Road 121 and Rice Road.

The lone male rider, Tom White, was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later.

County Road 121 at Rice Road was temporarily closed while Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) officers attended the scene for further investigation.

“Due to the increased number of ORVs at this time of year, officers are reminding riders to exercise caution and ride within laws that are designed to keep you safe while operating any type of ORV,” reads a press release from the Haliburton Highlands OPP detachment. “The OPP are also asking the public to partner with them to reduce the rising number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or ORV incidents.”