Shediac woman dies in collision, impairment suspected

Speed and alcohol may have played roles in a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 33-year-old woman from Shediac, police said Wednesday.

First responders, including Caledonia RCMP and fire crews from Elgin and Petitcodiac, were called at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to the crash on Route 905, in Forest Glen, N.B., southwest of Moncton.

“A 33-year-old woman from Shediac, who was a passenger of the vehicle, died at the scene as a result of her injuries,” Caledonia RCMP Cpl. Kevin Glode in a news release issued Wednesday.

“The male driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.”

Mounties believe the crash occurred when the male driver lost control of the vehicle and drove off the road.

Speed and alcohol are believed to have been a factor in the crash, police say.

An RCMP collision reconstructionist and the New Brunswick Coroner’s office are assisting with the ongoing investigation. An autopsy will determine the woman’s exact cause of death.