A fatal motorcycle accident in Edmonton, Alta. on Sunday has claimed the life of a young Island man.
Lance Mingo, 21, of Souris West, was killed while driving his motorcycle along Victoria Park Road in Edmonton. He was in a two-lane portion of the road, driving past a golf course when a passenger van in front of him attempted a U-turn and he struck the driver's-side door.
The accident happened Sunday just before 7 p.m. Alberta time, 10 p.m. local P.E.I. time.
"EMS arrived on scene and treated the 21-year-old male driver of the motorcycle, but he succumbed to his injuries and died on scene," said a press release from Edmonton Police Service. "Of the six occupants of the van, four suffered minor injuries, and were treated and transported by EMS to hospital as a precaution.
"One of the injured was a two-year-old female who was restrained in a child car seat," said police.
The report said this is the nineteenth fatal vehicle accident in Edmonton this year.
"Charges are pending against the 47-year-old male driver of the van" said the release.
Mingo was out west living with and working with cousins and friends in a construction company owned by a fellow Islander. They headed west in the spring this year, in April and May, said his uncle, Terry MacDonald.
He shipped his street bike out west ahead of him.
"He was a very keen, smart, ambitious young man," said MacDonald. "He always made people smile."
Mingo was a member of the militia on P.E.I. and an avid sports enthusiast in his youth.
His parents, Lane and Jackie Mingo have stayed on P.E.I,. awaiting the arrival of the remains which be resting at Dingwell Funeral Home in Souris. Arrangements are to be announced later.