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Fatal crash in Digby County claims life

PRESS RELEASE

At 8:25 a.m. today, a single vehicle collision occurred in the 1100 block of Hwy 1. The 18-year-old male driver from Digby County died at the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle occupied by only the driver, went off the roadway hitting a concrete well then continued travelling about 6 metres striking a residence, causing extensive damage. The lone occupant of the home was not injured.

An RCMP Collision Analyst is currently at the scene to examine evidence. Hwy 1. has been closed from the time of the collision and it is expected to remain closed until late afternoon. The investigation is ongoing.

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

File # 2019-1488578