RCMP investigates fatal collision

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**** RCMP Media Release

RCMP investigates fatal collision

At approximately 10:16 p.m. last night, police were notified of a collision on Hwy. 245 near Maryvale.

Antigonish County District RCMP, Fire and EHS attended the scene and found a heavily damaged car off the road and a pickup truck in a woodlot driveway with damage. The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man from Antigonish County and passenger, a 22-year-old woman from Antigonish, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle left the roadway, struck a ditch, overturned while going over the pickup truck in the driveway and finally came to rest on its roof near the ditch. Parts of the car came undone hitting the pickup truck. Five occupants in the truck were not injured.

A collision re-constructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.​

Highway 245 was closed for several hours and reopened just before 8 a.m.

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