Two 82-year-old men dead after collision in southeast

Two 82-year-old men are dead after a collision Tuesday in southeastern New Brunswick, RCMP say.

Both men died at scene of crash near Shemogue that involved two SUVs

Accident occurred on Highway 15 near Shemogue, about 12 kilometres east of Cap-Pelé. (Google Maps)

Two 82-year-old men are dead after a collision in southeastern New Brunswick, RCMP say.

On Tuesday afternoon, two SUVs collided on Highway 15 near Shemogue, east of Cap-Pelé, at about 3:50 p.m.

The accident happened when a vehicle carrying four passengers, including the two men who died, tried to pass another vehicle and struck an SUV making a left turn into a private driveway.

The two 82-year-old men, one from Kedgwick River in northwestern New Brunswick and the other from Ontario, died at the scene.

The other two occupants of the vehicle, a 69-year-old woman and an 80-year-old woman from Kedgwick, were taken to hospital.

The occupants of the car that was turning, a 36-year-old man and 34-year-old woman, who were both from Moncton, were treated at the scene.