Man dies after truck goes into ditch, catches fire on Louisbourg Highway

A 30-year-old man dies after a truck went off the road into a ditch and caught fire on Thursday, according to Cape Breton Regional Police.

In a release, police said officers first responded to the scene on the Louisbourg Highway at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Police said there were people trapped in the truck, and officers were able to confirm one person inside and two other passengers who had been ejected from the vehicle.

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The passengers — a man and woman in their late 20s — were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and both were later released.

However, the man in his 30s was found dead at the scene, inside the vehicle.

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Police said the investigation into the crash continues.

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