New Brunswick

Minto man dies after trailer detaches and hits vehicle

A collision between a vehicle and trailer that was being hauled by a pickup truck in Burpee has claimed the life of a 78-year-old Minto man. 

Collision happened on Highway 10 at Burpee

The driver who was struck was the only occupant of the vehicle. (CBC News)

A 78-year Minto man died Friday morning when his vehicle collided with a trailer that had come loose from the pickup truck hauling it.

The crash happened shortly before 7 a.m. on Highway 10 in Burpee, about 32 kilometres east of Fredericton.

A southbound vehicle collided with a double-axle dump trailer that had detached from a pickup truck in the northbound lane.

The driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

Police said an RCMP collision reconstructionist is assisting with the investigation.