New Brunswick

Head-on crash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured in Moncton

A head-on crash in Moncton Saturday night killed one woman and sent two people to hospital.

Cause of the crash remains under investigation but speed may have been factor

Both vehicles were heavily damaged and the road was closed for several hours. (Submitted by Wade Perry)

An 80-year-old Dieppe woman is dead and two people remain in hospital after a head-on crash in Moncton, N.B., Saturday night. 

The collision happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Lewisville Road near the intersection of Elmwood Drive, RCMP Cpl. Marco Léger said in a phone interview.

RCMP believe the crash occurred when a Chevrolet Cruz tried to make a left-hand turn and collided with a Volkswagen Jetta.

The woman who died was a passenger in the Chevrolet.

Both drivers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They were still in hospital Sunday morning.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged and the road was closed for several hours to allow police to investigate.

The road has since reopened.

While the crash remains under investigation RCMP say speed may have been a factor.

With files from Cassie Williams