Highway 2 near Memramcook was closed Tuesday evening as RCMP and other emergency responders responded to the scene of a fatal collision that involved a RCMP cruiser.

RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh said one person died in the accident and several were injured. 

She said at least three vehicles were involved.

RCMP cruiser

Three vehicles, including a RCMP cruiser, were involved in a collision on Highway 2 near Memramcook, N.B., Tuesday evening. (Wade Perry)

The collision happened at the 480 kilometre mark in the eastbound lane. Traffic was expected to be diverted for several hours. 

John Morris, a photojournalist, said he was travelling from Halifax to Moncton and could see red flashing lights as he approached the accident scene after 8 p.m. 

As he drove by, he saw three or four vehicles on the side of the road and and confirmed one of them was an RCMP cruiser.

"There's a lot of people around and it really doesn't look good," he said. "I didn't get a good look at the other vehicles but it looked like the RCMP cruiser took the brunt of it."  

Rogers-Marsh said the highway was expected to remain closed for several hours as police investigated what happened. She said it was too early to say what caused the collision.