Water on road, lack of seatbelts factors in fatal crash

Water on the highway, poor vehicle tire conditions and a lack of seatbelt use contributed to a crash in which a Northport man died in western P.E.I. Tuesday evening, say RCMP.

Douglas Lloyd Matthews died after pickup hit power pole near Union, P.E.I.

Water on the highway, poor vehicle tire conditions and lack of seatbelt use contributed to a crash in which a Northport man died in western P.E.I. Tuesday evening, say RCMP.

Douglas Lloyd Matthews, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene after his pickup truck left Route 145 near Union and hit a power pole.

Two female passengers were treated for minor injuries at Western Hospital.