Fatal accident claims a life of a woman in St. Stephen, N.B.

District 1 RCMP are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on April 19, 2010, at 12:00 PM, at the intersection of the 170 and 127 Highways, east of St. Stephen.

As a result of the collision, a Nova Scotia woman, who was the passenger in one of the vehicles was pronounced deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle in which the deceased woman was a passenger failed to stop at an intersection with the 127 Highway while traveling eastbound on the 170 Highway, and as a result collided with the trailer portion of a northbound tractor trailer unit.

The driver of the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital. The driver of the tractor trailer unit was uninjured. An RCMP Collision Analyst, as well as the Coroner’s Office and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement are assisting with the investigation.

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