July 18, 2018 10:54 am

Two dead, two critically injured following crash in eastern N.B.

A crash in eastern New Brunswick has claimed the lives of two men in their 80s.

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Two men in their 80s are dead and two others were critically injured in a motor vehicle crash in the Shediac, N.B., area on Tuesday.

New Brunswick RCMP say the two-vehicle crash happened around 3:50 p.m. on Highway 15 near Shemogue, N.B.

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Police believe an SUV carrying four people heading westbound was attempting to pass when it collided with another SUV making a left hand turn into a private driveway.

The RCMP says two men in the passing vehicle — an 82-year-old from Kedgwick River, N.B., and an 82-year-old man from Ontario — died at the scene.

Two women from Kedgwick, N.B., ages 69 and 80, who were also passengers in the vehicle, are in hospital in critical condition, according to police.

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The two people in the SUV that was struck — a 36-year-old man and 34-year-old woman — were treated at the scene.

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