One man dies in Highway 102 crash in Halifax

Parts of Highway 102 in Halifax were closed for several hours on Wednesday due to a tractor-trailer that drove off the road and a separate crash involving a police motorbike. The tractor-trailer driver is dead.

Police were dealing with 2 accidents Wednesday, 1 of them fatal

Police responded to a call about a tractor-trailer that drove off the highway, shortly after 7 a.m. on Wednesday. (Robert Guertin/CBC)

Police in Halifax are investigating two crashes Wednesday morning on Highway 102 in Halifax, one of which claimed the life of a 57-year-old man.

According to Halifax Regional Police, shortly after 7 a.m. a tractor-trailer left the road and entered the ditch. The driver, the only person in the truck, was unconscious when police arrived.

He was transported to hospital by EHS and later died.

The second crash, shortly after 9 a.m., involved a pickup truck hitting a Halifax Regional Police motorcycle, which was assigned to an officer providing traffic control after the first crash.

Police said the driver of the truck was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

"The HRP officer narrowly avoided injury by jumping into the nearby median," according to a news police release.

Parts of Highway 102 between Dunbrack Street and Lacewood Drive were closed for several hours, but have since reopened. Police said both crashes are being investigated.