Nova Scotia RCMP investigating after four men killed in head-on highway crash

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. – Nova Scotia RCMP say they are investigating a head-on crash on a divided highway that killed four men and left one passenger with serious injuries late Sunday.

Police say they were called at around 11:58 p.m. Sunday about a two-vehicle collision in the eastbound lane of Highway 104 near Priestville, N.S.

A preliminary investigation has determined an SUV and a car collided head on.

The car’s driver, a 51-year-old Halifax man who was alone in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt. Andrew Joyce says three Halifax men in the SUV — aged 61, 55 and 51 — died while a 51-year-old passenger is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

RCMP say the investigation, which will include a reconstruction of the collision, is ongoing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Aug. 1, 2022.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Meta and Canadian Press News Fellowship


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