Two vehicle collision fatalities in under 24 hours in N.B.

By battlefordsNOW Staff
September 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

RCMP investigators are still following up on two collision-related fatalities involving semi-trucks within a 24-hour period.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, emergency crews were called to the scene of a collision between a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle on the Highway 16 bypass west of the junction of Highway 16 and Battleford Rd. A 64 year-old man from North Battleford was driving the passenger vehicle and was taken to Battlefords Union Hospital where he was pronounced dead by hospital staff. The driver of the semi was also taken to hospital with minor non-life threatening injuries.

Not even a day later on Thursday, Sept. 1 at approximately 6 a.m., emergency crews were called to the railway tracks at the intersection of Highway 16 and Thatcher Ave. where a semi-truck tanker carrying water rolled over in a single vehicle incident. The lone occupant of the semi was pronounced dead on scene. The rollover also caused damage to the CN Rail tracks and the railway crossing lights.

The causes of both incidents are unknown at this time and investigations are underway with the assistance of the RCMP Forensic Collision Analyst section from Saskatoon.


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