Correction: A previous version of this news release stated that the 24-year-old man died on September 19, 2022. This was incorrect and the information has been updated. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
A 24-year-old man from Mill Cove, N.B., has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision near Coles Island last week.
On September 17, 2022, at approximately 3 p.m., members of the Sussex RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision between a car and a pickup truck near the intersection of Route 10 and Bagdad Road. The driver of the car, a 24-year old man, was transported to hospital with what were believed to be serious injuries. The passenger of the car was also transported to hospital with minor injuries. The driver and sole occupant of the truck was uninjured.
On September 18, the 24-year-old man died in hospital as a result of his injuries.
The collision is believed to have occurred when the driver of the car made a sudden stop, causing the truck to collide with the rear-end of the car. The car then rolled into the ditch.
The Coles Island Fire Department, Cumberland Bay Fire Department, and Ambulance New Brunswick also attended the scene. A member of the New Brunswick Coroner's Office is assisting with the investigation.
An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the man's exact cause of death.
The investigation is ongoing.