One dead following traffic collision in Port Howe

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One man is dead following a multi-vehicle collision in Port Howe. It was one of numerous crashes across Cumberland County on Wednesday during a period of freezing rain.

PUGWASH – An unidentified man was killed early Wednesday afternoon following a traffic collision in Port Howe.

At approximately 2 p.m., emergency response vehicles from a local fire department were called to single-vehicle rollover with entrapment in Linden.

While en route, one of the emergency response vehicles came upon a second collision where a vehicle was off the road and two other vehicles were stopped on the highway to help out. The emergency response vehicle went out of control and collided with all three vehicles sending them into the ditch.

Of the eight people, associated with the three vehicles, two men were transported to hospital with serious injuries.

One of the men later succumbed to his injuries. There no word on the condition of the second man.

Highway 6 is closed between the intersection of Highway 366 and Route 6 at Port Howe and the intersection of Tidnish Road and Liden Road. Traffic is being rerouted onto Highway 366.

A collision reconstructionist with the RCMP has been called to assist with the investigation and the road closure is expected to last for several hours.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Port Howe, Linden, Tidnish Road Liden Road

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  • country women
    February 03, 2013 - 01:39

    I think another reason the roads where not salted sooner,is the fact there are less salt trucks(plows) in the county.A load of salt wil only go so far and they have to go back and reload,leaving the road icy longer.It called SAVING MONEY!!

  • country boy
    January 30, 2013 - 21:28

    Salt trucks could have prevented several of the accidents today, why they were not deployed earlier is beyound me. This needs to be addressed.