54-year-old man dies after a head-on collision in Cocagne, N.B

On July 7, 2010 shortly after 10 p.m., the District 5 RCMP (Bouctouche detachment) responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 535 in Cocagne, N.B. involving two vehicles.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a car travelling east towards Cocagne lost control while negotiating a curve, crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a minivan. Fire and ambulance were on scene and the driver of the eastbound vehicle, a 54-year-old man from Grande-Digue, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger of the minivan were not injured. It is not believed the victim was wearing a seatbelt.

An RCMP collision reconstructionist was on scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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