Nova Scotia

Man dead after dump truck submerges in East Preston river

The local fire department was able to remove the man from the vehicle and he was taken to hospital by ambulance, but was pronounced dead there.

Fire department removed man from truck, but he was later pronounced dead at hospital

One man is dead after the dump truck he was driving ended up submerged in the Partridge River. (Anjuli Patil/ CBC)

A 64-year-old man is dead after the dump truck he was driving became submerged in the Partridge River in East Preston, N.S.

RCMP say they responded to the call just after 5 p.m. Saturday.

The local fire department was able to remove the man from the truck. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and was pronounced dead there.

Crews worked Sunday afternoon to tow the dump truck out of the river.  

A dump truck is hauled out of the Partridge River on Sunday. (Anjuli Patil/ CBC)

The investigation into the single-vehicle crash is ongoing.

This accident is the latest in what was a deadly weekend on Nova Scotia's roads. A vehicle crashed and caught fire in Eastern Passage early Saturday morning, killing three people, while a crash in River Philip on Friday night left one man dead after his vehicle left the road and struck a pole.

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