79-year-old man dies following two-vehicle collision

May 17, 2024
Bathurst, New Brunswick

News release

A 79-year-old man from Rocheville, N.B., has died following a two-vehicle collision in Bathurst.

On May 16, 2024, at approximately 12 p.m., members of the Chaleur Region RCMP detachment responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision between a car and a dump truck on Highway 11 in Bathurst. The driver and sole occupant of the car died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The driver and sole occupant of the dump truck was uninjured.

The crash is believed to have occurred when the driver of the car crossed the centre line and collided head-on with the dump truck.

Members of the Bathurst Fire Department, Ambulance New Brunswick, and an RCMP collision reconstructionist also attended the scene. A Member of the New Brunswick Coroner's Office attended the scene and is assisting with the ongoing investigation. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the man's exact cause of death.

The highway was closed for a number of hours, and has since reopened.


Contact information

Sgt. Jean-Francois Dulac
Chaleur Region Detachment
Northeast District RCMP

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