Nova Scotia

2 young people killed in Highway 103 crash were thrown from truck

A 20-year-old Halifax man and a 21-year-old Cole Harbour woman were killed and two others were injured in a crash on Highway 103 outbound around Exit 5 near Tantallon, N.S., Wednesday afternoon, RCMP say.

Part of Highway 103 near Exit 5 was shut down; RCMP say it reopened at around 1 a.m.

RCMP blocked off a section of Highway 103 after a pickup truck crashed. (Patrick Callaghan/CBC)

A 20-year-old Halifax man and a 21-year-old Cole Harbour woman were killed and two others were injured in a crash on Highway 103 outside Tantallon, N.S., Wednesday afternoon, RCMP say.

The single-vehicle crash, which involved a black 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck, was reported at 4:19 p.m. According to police, two of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle, indicating they were not wearing seat belts. 

The driver, an 18-year-old Dartmouth woman, was treated at hospital and released. Another passenger, a 20-year-old Dartmouth man, was taken to hospital via LifeFlight helicopter with life-threatening injuries, according to RCMP.

A section of highway near Exit 5 was closed in both directions after the crash. RCMP said it reopened at around 1 a.m. Thursday.

The investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

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