Nova Scotia

2 dead in head-on collision in Guysborough County

Guysborough RCMP are investigating a head-on collision that left both drivers dead at the scene Thursday evening.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene

Guysborough RCMP say a 64-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man died in a head-on collision Thursday evening. (Laura Meader/CBC)

Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Guysborough County, according to an RCMP release.

Around 7:30 p.m., a motorist notified police of the collision on Highway 344 in Manchester.

RCMP, fire crews and EHS responded and found a pickup truck and van heavily damaged, the release said.

The driver of the van, a 64-year-old woman from Guysborough County, and the driver of the truck, a 53-year-old man from Cape Breton, were pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The road was closed in both directions while a collision reconstructionist was on scene, but it has since reopened.