2 men from Summerside die in separate crashes

Two men from Summerside, P.E.I., died in separate car crashes Monday afternoon, say police.

Two men from Summerside, P.E.I., died in separate car crashes Monday afternoon, say police.

RCMP first responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of routes 11 and 109 around 1:00 p.m. in Newton.

The 33-year-old driver died after failing to stop at a stop sign and was hit by a car coming from the other direction, said police.

He died in hospital.

A female passenger was airlifted to Halifax in critical condition. Three other people injured in the crash were not seriously injured.

Two hours later police responded a single-vehicle roll over crash near New Annan.

Paul Gerard Cormier, 53, from Summerside was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday.

The 57-year-old male driver was taken into police custody and faces charges of impaired driving causing death and impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

The driver was not injured and will appear in a Summerside court at a later date, said RCMP Sgt. Andrew Blackadar in a release.