Man dies after vehicle collides with plow

Police say the snowplow was heading outbound on Larry Uteck at 6:43 a.m. toward Kearney Lake Road when a vehicle struck it.

Accident occurred during first heavy snowfall of the season

Police closed Larry Uteck Boulevard after a car struck a snowplow early Friday. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

A 63-year-old man has died after a head-on crash Friday morning with a snowplow on Larry Uteck Boulevard in Halifax, police say.

Police say the snowplow was heading outbound on Larry Uteck at 6:43 a.m. toward Kearney Lake Road when a vehicle struck it.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital, where he later died. The operator of the plow was not injured.

A post on the Facebook page for the Nova Scotia Islamic Community Centre-Kearney Lake Masjid mosque indicated the man had died. A member of the mosque said the man was a former member.

A friend confirmed the man died around 5 p.m.

The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the collision. He later died. (Steve Lawrence/CBC)