Fatal ATV accident near Hope

Mission man killed in crash six kilometres east of the Portia exit on Highway 5

A 31-year-old Mission man was killed in an ATV accident on Sunday, six kilometres east of the Portia exit on Highway 5.

Hope RCMP received a 911 call at about 3:30 p.m. regarding an ATV driver going over an 80-foot embankment and rolling over. Clayton Richard Ellison’s 29-year-old brother was a passenger on the ATV, but managed to jump off prior to the accident.

Hope Search and Rescue attended the scene to help recover the body of the deceased. The B.C. Coroner’s Office was also in attendance.

The incident is currently under investigation by Hope RCMP, with assistance from the Lower Mainland District Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service.