Nova Scotia

Eskasoni woman dies after truck crashes into utility pole

A 24-year-old woman from Eskasoni is dead and three others suffered serious injuries after an early morning single-vehicle crash on Thursday.

Three other people hurt in early morning accident on Highway 216

RCMP say one woman is dead and three others suffered serious injuries after a pickup truck left the road in Eskasoni early Thursday morning. (Matthew Moore/CBC)

A 24-year-old woman from Eskasoni, N.S., is dead and three others suffered serious injuries after an early morning single-vehicle crash on Thursday.
 
In a news release, RCMP say they were called about an impaired driver in the community just after 1 a.m.

While en route, they got another call about a pickup truck going into a ditch along Highway 216, where it struck a utility pole and knocked down power lines.

Police say the truck matched the vehicle description in the initial report.

The man who was driving and another man and a woman, who were passengers, were all sent to hospital with serious injuries.

RCMP say the second woman was found dead at the scene near the rear of the truck. Police are investigating the crash.

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