Nova Scotia RCMP officer killed in traffic collision near Memramcook, NB

Traffic diverted around accident scene on Highway 2 Tuesday evening, highway re-opened Wednesday morning

Published on September 13, 2017

A member of the Nova Scotia RCMP died at the scene of a three-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of Highway 2 at the 480 kilometre mark in Memramcook Tuesday evening.

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MEMRAMCOOK, N.B. – A member of the Nova Scotia RCMP has died following a collision near Memramcook, N.B.

On Sept. 12, 2017, shortly after 6 p.m., New Brunswick RCMP received a call regarding a traffic collision in the east bound lane of Highway 2.

Preliminary investigation has determined the RCMP member stopped to assist two people in an SUV in changing a tire when a utility van collided with his police car and the SUV. The 35-year-old male RCMP officer died at the scene. The two people with the SUV were taken to hospital.

The road was closed for several hours while emergency crews attended the scene. The road reopened around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 13.

The investigation is continuing.