On June 17, at approximately 5 p.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire, and EHS responded to a report of a head-on collision on Hwy. 103 in Maitland.
Upon arrival at the scene, RCMP officers learned a west-bound Ford Escape crossed the centreline and collided with an east-bound Toyota Tacoma. Seconds later, a Honda Civic, also travelling east-bound, crashed into the Tacoma.
The driver of the Escape, a 71-year-old male from Bridgewater, and his two 66-year-old female passengers, passed away as a result of the collision. One passenger was from Bridgewater; the other passenger was from Hebbville.
The driver and sole occupant of the Tacoma, a 31-year-old male from Chester Basin, also succumbed to injuries.
The two occupants of the Civic were transported to hospital by EHS for minor injuries.
An RCMP collision analyst attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Hwy. 103, between exists 11 and 12, was closed for several hours; it has since reopened.
Our thoughts are with the victims’ families at this difficult time.