Windsor District RCMP are on the scene of two motor vehicle collisions that occurred this afternoon on Highway 101.
At approximately 1 p.m., Windsor District RCMP responded to a collision involving a transport truck hauling an excavator which struck the Exit 7 (Falmouth) overpass on Highway 101.
Debris from the damaged overpass then struck a vehicle travelling behind the transport truck. There were no injuries sustained however there appears to be significant damage to the overpass.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., Windsor District RCMP responded to a second collision involving a dump truck colliding with an SUV between Exit 6 (Windsor) and Exit 7 (Falmouth) on Highway 101.
Preliminary investigation indicates that an SUV was rear ended by a dump truck. As a result, one female occupant of the SUV was pronounced deceased on scene. The two other occupants of the SUV have been transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the dump truck was not injured.
Currently, eastbound traffic is being diverted at Exit 8 (Hantsport) onto Highway 1 and westbound traffic is being diverted at Exit 5 (Windsor) onto Highway 1.
RCMP expect the road to be closed for several hours. Motorists are asked to consider alternate routes.