November 16, 2018 8:13 am
Updated: November 17, 2018 10:10 am

Driver dies after head-on crash with snow plow in Halifax

The collision happened just before 7 a.m. on Larry Uteck Boulevard.

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A 63-year-old man has died following a head-on crash with a snow plow on Larry Uteck Boulevard Friday morning.

Halifax Regional Police say the crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. as snow was beginning to fall in the city.

According to police, the snow plow was travelling outbound on Larry Uteck Boulevard towards Kearney Lake Road at the time of the incident.

The Nova Scotia Islamic Community Centre [NSICC] confirmed with Global News Friday night that Abduldaem Al Shweetar died in the crash.

A Facebook post from NSICC says Al Shweetar was on his way back after Fajr prayer. He died at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, according to the post.

“I testify that he was amongst people of prayer, always came to Fajr even before anybody showed up,” the post reads.

“He was amongst the best people I have ever met here in Canada.”

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The snow plow operator was uninjured.

The section of road was closed for a few hours, but has since reopened.

With files from Rebecca Lau. 

READ MORE: Stormy forecast prompts closures and cancellations in N.S.

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