A Saturday collision involving two vehicles near a community east of Moncton claimed the life of a 79-year-old Ontario woman, according to New Brunswick RCMP.
In a news release, the Caledonia RCMP says emergency crews responded at around 2:30 p.m. to the crash on Highway 128, between Highway 2 and Horsman Road, in Berry Mills, N.B.
Mounties believe the collision occurred when a vehicle in the westbound lane crossed the centreline and collided head-on with a second vehicle in the eastbound lane.
“A passenger of the first vehicle, a 79-year-old woman from St. Thomas, Ont., died at the scene as a result of her injuries,” said Cpl. Kevin Glode in the news release.
“The driver was transported to hospital with what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.”
Police say the driver in the second vehicle was also taken to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators say a scheduled autopsy will determine the woman’s exact cause of death.
— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB) December 18, 2022