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This RCMP photo shows the damaged van following a two-vehicle crash near Montague Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
A 78-year-old man has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday morning near Montague.
Kings RCMP, which responded to the collision on Route 4 in Brudenell, did not release the man’s name.
The initial RCMP release, following the collision, indicated that two men escaped serious injuries following the crash between a pickup truck towing an empty livestock trailer and a van. The preliminary investigation indicated a southbound van turned into the path of a northbound pickup truck, which was towing the trailer.
The pickup truck struck the front passenger side of the van, sending both vehicles and the trailer into the ditch. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. The crash happened about 9:40 a.m.
The 78-year-old man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with what was believed to be internal injuries. He was subsequently transported to the QEII Hospital in Halifax.
The RCMP say the Nova Scotia medical examiner informed them on Thursday that the man had died from injuries he sustained in the collision.
The RCMP does not expect to lay any charges in this investigation, which is expected to be concluded in the next few days.