PEI

Young man dead in car crash

A 20-year-old man from western P.E.I. is dead as the result of a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning on Route 182 in Norway.

A 20-year-old man from western P.E.I. is dead as the result of a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning on Route 182 in Norway.

Jake Alfred McCue of Anglo Tignish died as a result of his injuries in the accident. The two other people who were in the car are in hospital.

RCMP said the crash happened at around 2 a.m. when the 1991 Ford Mustang left the road.  

"Upon arrival, the investigation revealed that a 1991 Ford Mustang had left the road and struck a cement culvert and power pole," said RCMP Sgt. Andrew Blackadar.

"A 20-year-old male resident from Anglo Tignish died as a result of injuries and he passed away at the Prince County Hospital this morning."

The driver, also 20 years old, is from St. Felix. He remains in hospital in Summerside. A 17-year-old girl from Anglo Tignish was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown with extensive injuries.

An RCMP collision reconstruction specialist is helping with the investigation and with the examination of the vehicle. Police expect it could take a number of weeks to determine if there will be any charges.