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Head-on crash on Sackville Drive claims life of young man

Police say two vehicles collided after car driven by victim veered over four lanes of traffic.

The RCMP.

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The RCMP.

A 21-year-old man has died after a head-on crash on Sackville Drive Sunday afternoon.

Sgt. Mike Lidstone of the RCMP said two vehicles were involved in the collision at 222 Sackville Dr. which is near Sportswheels, around 1:10 p.m.

Lidstone said the vehicles were going in opposite directions of one another when a Hyundai Veloster veered over four lanes of traffic and smashed into a Toyota Camry.

Lidstone said the 21-year-old Middle Sackville man driving the Veloster suffered ‘serious injuries’ in the accident and was later pronounced dead.

A 42-year-old woman was a passenger inside the same car and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Toyota Camry, a 62-year-old Lower Sackville man, also suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The busy road has been closed in that area, with drivers asked to detour along Skyridge Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue.

The release mid-afternoon Sunday said the road would be closed for “several hours.”