A 22-year-old man from Hants County died on Thursday after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 215 in Newport, N.S., say police.

The RCMP said the car left the highway and went into a ditch around 1:30 p.m.

The driver was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, but later died.

The 29-year-old male passenger, also from Hants County, was first taken to the Hants Community Hospital, but was later airlifted to Halifax.

Police said his injuries are believed to be serious.

The crash is under investigation.