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Man and woman dead after crash on Nova Scotia highway

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A man and a woman have died after a crash on Highway 12 in Harriston, N.S., late Wednesday morning.

In a release, the Nova Scotia RCMP said police, along with EHS and fire services, responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash around 11:30 a.m.

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Officers learned that a Ford Escape was travelling on the highway when it left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch.

The driver, an 80-year-old man from Bridgewater, and the passenger, a 76-year-old woman also from Bridgewater, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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The highway was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

“Our thoughts are with the victims’ families at this difficult time,” the release said.

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