Police investigating fatal vehicle collision in construction zone

Antigonish County District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in James River.

On December 3, at approximately 4:30 pm, Antigonish County District RCMP, fire services, and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 104 near exit 30 in James River. RCMP officers learned that a Toyota Yaris and a Toyota Corolla were travelling, in a construction zone, in opposite directions when they collided.

The driver and lone occupant of the Corolla, a 58-year-old Lower South River man, sustained significant injuries. He was transported to hospital by EHS where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver and lone occupant of the Yaris, a 21-year-old Trenton woman, suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS.

A collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Hwy. 104 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.

Source: Release

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