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New Brunswick man, 78, dead after vehicle hit by runaway trailer: RCMP

An RCMP badge is pictured.
An RCMP badge is pictured. File / RCMP

RCMP say a 78-year-old man from Minto, N.B., has died after the vehicle he was driving was hit by a runaway trailer in Burpee, N.B.

The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. Friday on Highway 10. RCMP say they responded to a report of a collision between a vehicle and a pickup truck hauling a double-axle trailer.

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Police say it’s believed the trailer came loose from the northbound truck and collided with a vehicle travelling southbound.

The lone occupant of the vehicle died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Police say the lone occupant of the pickup truck was not injured.

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An RCMP collision reconstructionist is assisting in the ongoing investigation.

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