Driver dead after 3-vehicle crash on Route 11 near Six Roads, north of Tracadie

A man was killed in a three-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Route 11 near Six Roads, about 15 kilometres north of Tracadie.

Passenger in the vehicle is taken to hospital with serious injuries

RCMP say the driver of the transport truck went down an enbankment, stopping about 20 feet (about six metres) from a nearby road after being involved in a three-vehicle crash. (RCMP)

A man was killed in a three-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Route 11 near Six Roads, about 15 kilometres north of Tracadie, police say.

RCMP said it appears the man was driving a vehicle that crossed the centre line and collided with a transport truck hauling logs south on Route 11.

The man, from Cantons-de-Basque, died at the scene. A female passenger in the car was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m.

Sgt. Marc Beaupre said the driver of the transport lost control after the front wheels of the truck came off. The transport went off the overpass across the Chemin Grand Carey and dropped down an embankment about 100 feet (about 30 metres).

The transport driver suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash. (RCMP)

"The transport finally came to a stop about twenty feet from the road but the transport landed on the snowmobile trail."

Beaupre said it was fortunate no snowmobiles were travelling on the trail.

He said the 43-year-old driver was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the third vehicle, a 27-year-old woman, could not avoid the collision, but she and her two children, both under the age of five, were not injured, police said. 

An RCMP accident reconstruction team went to the scene.

Traffic was detoured around the area at Losier Settlement on Route 150 until Chemin Grand Carey for most of the afternoon.