Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal single-vehicle collision near the Twin Oaks Hospital in Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S, Wednesday morning.
RCMP say a woman, who was disoriented and had a cut to her face, walked into the Twin Oaks Hospital at 2:21 a.m.
Hospital staff were unable to get more information from her about what had happened, so they called RCMP.
Police determined the woman had been a passenger in a collision near the hospital on Highway 7.
According to RCMP, the vehicle had crossed the road into the oncoming lane and struck a pole.
The driver, a 24-year-old man from Head of Jeddore, N.S., died at the scene.
The woman was transferred to hospital in Dartmouth for further treatment.
Police expect a portion of the highway will be closed until 10 a.m. as they investigate. Traffic is being routed through a nearby parking lot so that vehicles can pass safely.
RCMP are reminding drivers to use caution when approaching the area and to expect delays.