A 55-year-old man died on the weekend when the ATV he was riding crashed into a ditch north of the Town of Bentley on Saturday.

Police in Sylvan Lake were called to the crash at about 2:35 a.m. on Range Road 12 and officers found the ATV on its side in a ditch when they arrived.

The driver was located about 100 metres from the vehicle and was severely injured.

Police started CPR on the man while they waited for EMS to arrive but the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man has been identified as Al Tudhope of Lacombe County.

Police say it appears he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and that it was found near him.

RCMP is investigating and police believe alcohol may have been a factor.