Victim in fatal collision near Tignish identified

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Diane M. Arsenault of Palmer Road died when Chevrolet Cobalt went out of control on a curve on ice-covered Route 14

The victim in Monday’s fatal collision on Route 14 in Christopher Cross has been identified.

Diane M. Arsenault of Palmer Road died when the Chevrolet Cobalt she was driving went out of control on a curve on an ice-covered section of Route 14 and collided head-on with a GMC Sierra truck.

She was 59.

Her funeral is planned for Thursday.

West Prince RCMP Cpl. Steve MacDonald said the road surface was extremely slippery at the time of the collision, around 7:38 a.m.

The car came to rest on its hood in the ditch with the truck against it.

A fire broke out in the engine area of the vehicles but MacDonald said it did not reach the cab area of the vehicles.

The collision had closed the road near Tignish for several hours Monday as an RCMP collision analyst investigated.

The driver of the truck was transported by ambulance hospital. He suffered injuries to his legs but they are not believed to be life-threatening.

The drivers were the lone occupants of the vehicles.

Organizations: RCMP, GMC Sierra

Geographic location: Christopher Cross, Palmer Road, Tignish

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