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N.B. RCMP say one man dead, one injured in crash after vehicle allegedly flees police

RCMP in northwestern New Brunswick say a 22-year-old man is dead after he lost control of his vehicle during a police chase. Global News

RCMP in northwestern New Brunswick say a 22-year-old man is dead after he lost control of his vehicle during a police chase.

The Mounties say the crash occurred after members of the Grand Falls, N.B., police force tried to stop a vehicle, which then allegedly fled out of their jurisdiction along Route 108.

Police say the driver lost control of the car minutes later and crashed into a ditch near the community of Drummond, N.B., about five kilometres outside Grand Falls.

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RCMP officers administered first aid, but police say the driver, who was from Grand Falls, died at the scene.

The 22-year-old passenger was taken to hospital with what police say were serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the driver’s cause of death.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 18, 2022.

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