Kedgwick taxi driver Daniel Raymond and teen passenger Mathieu Coulombe die in a fatal double vehicle collsion at Kedgwick, N.B.

On July 16, 2013 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Kedgwick RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision involving four people from Kedgwick.

A taxi with a driver and two teenagers was travelling on Chemin de la traverse du Moulin in Kedgwick when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided head-on with a truck. The driver of the taxi, 35-year-old Daniel Raymond and one of his passengers, 17-year-old Mathieu Coulombe died at the scene. The other passenger in the taxi, a 16-year-old boy, sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital in Edmundston. He was later airlifted to the Saint John Regional Hospital. The driver of the truck, a 65-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was also taken to hospital.

An RCMP reconstructionist attended the scene of the crash. The preliminary investigation suggests that speed was a contributing factor to the crash. The investigation is continuing.

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