April 19, 2019 11:35 am

Eel Ground woman killed in head-on crash in eastern New Brunswick

New Brunswick RCMP say a 51-year-old woman is dead after a head-on crash in Richibucto.

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A head-on collision in eastern New Brunswick has claimed the life of a 51-year-old woman from Eel Ground First Nation.

RCMP in Richibucto say the crash happened Thursday shortly before 5 p.m. on Route 126 in Hebert.

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The Mounties say the woman’s southbound car collided with a northbound pickup truck.

The two occupants of the pickup, a 78-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman, were taken to hospital but are expected to recover from their injuries.

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