Two men from Eskasoni First Nation have died following a collision between a transport truck and vehicle in East Bay, N.S.
RCMP said they responded to the crash at 4:19 p.m. on Hwy. 4. Weather conditions were bad at the time, police noted, with significant snowfall.
“Upon arrival at the scene, officers learned that a transport truck, travelling eastbound, and Chevrolet Traverse, travelling westbound, collided,” RCMP said in a news release.
The driver of the Traverse, an 80-year-old man, and his 38-year-old passenger were both taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Both men later died in hospital.
The driver of the transport truck, who was a 46-year-old man from Sydney, was uninjured.
The highway was closed until after midnight while a collision analyst processed the scene. The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.