Nova Scotia

Driver on Highway 101 dies after car crosses median, traffic, catches fire in field

Highway 101 westbound lanes between exits 8 and 8A are expected to be closed for several hours while police investigate a single vehicle fatal crash.

The vehicle is believed to be a small car, victim believed to be female

A woman has died in a Highway 101 crash on Wednesday morning near Hantsport, according to RCMP. (David Bell/CBC)

Drivers on a twinned section of Highway 101 near Hantsport, N.S., encountered a harrowing scene just after 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

RCMP say a small car travelling eastbound crossed the median, over both westbound lanes and landed in a field where it caught fire.

RCMP Cpl. Mark Skinner said it was a single-vehicle accident. The victim, believed to be a woman, died on scene.

"It was quite a bad scene," he said.

The westbound lanes of Highway 101 between exits 8 and 8A are expected to be closed for several hours for collision reconstruction analysis.

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