A 50-year-old man from Nigadoo, N.B., has died following a two-vehicle collision on Route 8 between Bathurst and Allardville.
On December 19, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Chaleur Region RCMP, Saint-Anne Fire Department and Ambulance New Brunswick responded to a report of a head-on collision between a car and a tractor-trailer on Route 8. The driver and lone occupant of the car died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
The collision is believed to have occurred when the driver of the car, travelling northbound, crossed the center-line and collided with a transport truck travelling southbound.
An RCMP collision reconstructionist is assisting with the ongoing investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the man's exact cause of death.
The investigation is ongoing.