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A 78-year-old man involved in a two-vehicle crash in eastern P.E.I. earlier this week has died.

The crash happened Wednesday morning, as a blizzard was developing, at the intersection of Route 4 and Brudenell Road. The man was driving a van, and police believe he failed to yield the right of way to a pickup truck that was towing an empty livestock trailer.

The truck struck the front passenger side of the van, sending both vehicles and the trailer into the ditch.

Police said the man driving the van was first transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, and it was believed his injuries were not life threatening. But medical staff there discovered he had serious internal injuries. He was then transferred to hospital in Halifax.

RCMP received a call from the Nova Scotia medical examiner that the man died of his injuries Thursday evening.