Nova Scotia

3 dead after vehicle crashes, catches fire in Eastern Passage

RCMP say the vehicle caught on fire after crashing on Cow Bay Road early Saturday morning.

All 3 people died at the scene of the crash, say police

The vehicle has been hauled away but scattered debris remains at the scene of the crash. (Jeorge Sadi/CBC)

Three people are dead after a vehicle caught fire after crashing in Eastern Passage, N.S., early Saturday morning.

RCMP say they received a call at about 1:30 a.m. about a vehicle on fire off Cow Bay Road. Police say the three occupants in the vehicle died at the scene.

"The vehicle was still engulfed when they arrived at the scene," said Cpl. Lisa Croteau.

On Monday, Croteau told CBC News two females and one male were killed in the crash.

No further information on the victims is being released at this time. 

A section of Cow Bay Road was closed as RCMP carried out an investigation, but the stretch of road has since reopened.

Remnants of the vehicle left a trail to a charred tree about 100 metres back from the road. (Jeorge Sadi/CBC)

The cause of the crash is unknown.

The vehicle had been in the woods next to Cow Bay Road.

A day after the crash, butterflies were placed on a traffic sign by the crash site. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)

Remnants of the vehicle left a trail to a charred tree about 100 metres back from the road.

Some of the branches on the tree appeared to have been cut recently.

A day after the crash, someone placed butterflies on a traffic sign near the site.

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