Update: Driver of pickup identified, fatal crash investigation continuing

August 7, 2018
Eel River Crossing, New Brunswick

News release

The Northeast District RCMP has identified and spoken to the driver of a pickup truck that was involved in a fatal head-on collision near Eel River Crossing, N.B.

The investigation by the Campbellton RCMP into the two-vehicle collision that claimed life of a Campbellton man on August 3, 2018, is continuing. Police would like to speak anyone who may have seen a black GMC Sierra pickup truck between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. travelling to Eel River Crossing on August 3.

The collision happened shortly after 5 a.m. on Highway 11 near the Eel River Crossing exit. A pickup truck travelling west appears to have crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a car travelling east. The driver of the car was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The passenger in the car died at the scene.

Anyone with information about the truck or the crash is asked to contact Campbellton RCMP at 506-789-6000. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

The investigation is continuing.

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Contact information

Sgt. François Côté
Northeast District RCMP
Campbellton detachment
506-789-6000

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