UPDATE: Accident Investigators have completed their work at the fatality accident scene on Old Sambro Road. Traffic in the area has returned to normal.
Halifax Regional Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred this evening in Halifax.
At approximately 8:05 pm Police responded to the 500 block of Old Sambro Road to a report of a two vehicle accident with injuries.
According to witnesses the vehicles collided while travelling in opposite directions causing both vehicle to leave the roadway.
A 45 year old male driving a sedan was travelling inbound along Old Sambro Road towards Sussex Street when he collided with an SUV travelling outbound. There were no passengers in the vehicles.
Police EHS and Fire were on scene within minutes. Life saving measures were attempted, unfortunately the 45 year old male operating the sedan was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The 64 year old male driver of the SUV was treated by EHS and released at the scene.
Road conditions were poor at the time of this incident.
Old Sambro Road remains closed in both directions between the intersection of Sussex Street and Rockingstone Road and the Irving Gas Station, 503 Old Sambro Road.
Motorist are encouraged to bypass the accident scene by utilizing Leiblin Drive until further notice.
The collision remains under investigation by the Collision Investigation Team.
Source : Media Release