UPDATED - July 10, 2012 - 3:00 p.m. – A Truro man was killed and a second man is facing charges after a four-vehicle crash on Highway 105 near Baddeck early this morning.
The driver of the Chevrolet Van, a 31-year-old man from New Brunswick, was transported to Victoria County Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He has been charged under section 115 of the Motor Vehicle Act for driving to left of solid double line. This section carries a fine of $284.91.
The 52-year-old driver of the Pontiac Grand AM who was from Truro was pronounced dead at the scene. Name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
UPDATED – July 10, 2012 – 1:20 p.m. – The highway is now closed to all traffic for “an undetermined amount of time,” according to the RCMP.
Emergency personnel responded to the crash at approximately 8:30 a.m. It involved three vehicles and a tractor trailer on Highway 105.
The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am. He was accompanied by a female passenger who has been airlifted by the Life Flight air ambulance to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney in critical condition.
A man driving a Chevrolet van and another man driving the tractor trailer were transported to the nearby Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.
The fourth motorist involved, driving a Toyota Corolla, wasn’t injured in the collision.
RCMP say all individuals involved in the crash have been accounted for. Earlier, emergency personnel had been seeking a missing person, however that is no longer the case.
Police are asking motorists to use alternate routes at the Cabot Trail and Highway 252 via Exit 6 to Little Narrows.
UPDATED – July 10, 2012 – 11:36 a.m. – RCMP released a list of people and vehicles involved in the Cape Breton collision.
Vehicle 1: Pontiac Grand Am - Adult male driver, deceased at the scene; adult female passenger, Life Flight to Cape Breton Regional Hospital in critical condition. Vehicle 2: Chevrolet Van - Adult male driver, transported to Victoria County Memorial Hospital (VCMH) with non-life threatening injuries (NLT). Vehicle 3: 18 Wheeler - Adult male driver, transported to VCMH with NLT injuries. Vehicle 4: Toyota Corolla - Adult male driver, not injured.
ST. PATRICK'S CHANNEL – One person is dead after a crash involving three vehicles and a tractor trailer on Highway 105 near St. Patrick's Channel in Cape Breton.
RCMP Cape Breton Traffic services are at the scene of the collision. Traffic is being diverted at the Cabot Trail and Exit 6, Little Narrows to Highway 252. Highway 105 will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., RCMP responded to a 911 call of a collision that occurred between three vehicles and a tractor trailer. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and one person is unaccounted for. Life Flight has been dispatched.
RCMP are asking motorists to choose an alternate route. Additional information will be released once available.
Elderly man dies after single-vehicle crash on Highway 102
ENFIELD – An elderly man has died after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 102 near Milford 8 p.m. Monday, July 9.
The 72-year-old man was a passenger in a 202 Dodge Neon which rolled after the driver lost control of the vehicle, a police report stated.
The passenger was airlifted to hospital but later died. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.
Emergency Health Service, Department of Transportation, Milford and Elmsdale Fire Departments and RCMP Traffic Services were called for assistance. Traffic on Highway 102 was shut down for a period of time in both the north and southbound directions.
The investigation into the collision is continuing.