Collision claims life of 78-year-old man

July 31, 2020
Burpee, New Brunswick

News release

A 78-year-old man from Minto, N.B., has died following a collision between a vehicle and a trailer that was being hauled by a pickup truck in Burpee, N.B.

On July 31, 2020, shortly before 7 a.m., members from the Minto RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a vehicle and a pickup truck hauling a double-axle dump trailer on Highway 10.

The collision is believed to have occurred when the trailer came loose from the northbound truck, colliding with a vehicle travelling southbound. The lone occupant of the southbound vehicle died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The lone occupant of the pickup truck was not injured.

The Minto Fire Department assisted as well as New Brunswick Department of Public Safety officials.

An RCMP collision reconstructionist is assisting in the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

Cpl. René Pelletier
Oromocto Detachment
West District RCMP

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