On January 12, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Pictou County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 104 in New Glasgow.
Upon arrival at the scene, RCMP officers learned that a Honda Civic was travelling eastbound on the highway when it struck a deer, and was then hit from behind by a transport truck.
The driver and lone occupant of the Civic, a 42-year-old woman from New Glasgow, was transported to hospital by ambulance. She was then flown by LifeFlight to Halifax, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The driver and sole occupant of the transport truck, a 61-year-old New Brunswick man, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
An RCMP collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Hwy. 104 at Exit 25 was closed for several hours, but has since reopened.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t yet spoken with police is asked to call Pictou County District RCMP at 902-485-4333.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones at this difficult time.