A 25-year-old woman from Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, N.B, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death in connection with an all-terrain vehicle crash in the community last year.
On November 30, 2020, members of the Neguac RCMP, Neguac Fire Department and Ambulance New Brunswick responded to a single-vehicle crash outside a home on Grattan Road. The crash is believed to have occurred when an ATV hit a tree and rolled over. A six-year-old girl who was riding on the ATV was transported to hospital with serious injuries. She was later air-lifted to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, where she died as a result of her injuries. A 24-year-old woman and a nine-year-old girl who were also on the ATV at the time of the crash suffered minor injuries.
On November 1, 2021, Keisha Renee Herrell was charged with criminal negligence causing death. She was issued a summons to appear in Miramichi Provincial Court on December 13 at 1 p.m.
The investigation is ongoing.