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RCMP investigate after N.S. dump truck driver dies in crash

The Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating after the driver of a dump truck died in a crash Friday morning. Global News / File

The Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating after the driver of a dump truck died in a crash Friday morning.

In a release, police say officers, along with fire services and EHS, responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Lower Branch Road in Lower Branch, N.S., near Bridgewater.

“RCMP officers learned that a dump truck had been travelling on Lower Branch Rd. when it left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch,” the release said.

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“The driver, and sole occupant, of the dump truck, a 55-year-old Hebbville man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

It said a collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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Lower Branch Road was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time,” the release said.

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