New Brunswick

2 dead after head-on collision on Highway 15

Two people are dead after a car crossed the centre line and collided head-on with an SUV on Highway 15 near Shediac on Thursday.

RCMP don't yet know what caused accident that close highway for 5 hours

Two people were killed when a car collided head-on with an SUV near Shediac. (Contributed by Chris McCarthy)

Two people are dead after a car crossed the centre line and collided head-on with an SUV on Highway 15 near Shediac on Thursday. 

Police said the car was travelling west when it hit the SUV and caught fire  around at 10:30 a.m.

The male driver of the car died at the scene of the accident. He was the sole occupant of the car. 

The 64-year-old female passenger in the SUV also died at the scene. The driver, who police say is in her 70s, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said both women were from Ontario. 

Const. Isabelle Beaulieau said the accident remains under investigation. 

Highway 15 was closed for five hours.