Woman dies in collision near Tignish

Eric McCarthy newsroom@journalpioneer.com
Published on December 7, 2015

Fatal accident near Tignish

A 59-year-old woman was pronounced dead following a two-vehicle collision this morning along Route 14 in Christopher’s Cross, just outside of Tignish.

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

He said the preliminary investigation suggests the driver of a car lost control while northbound on Route 14 and crossed into the path of a half-ton truck.

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 corporal said it appears the woman died of injuries from the collision.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members have been informed, but police are not releasing the name of the deceased.

A farm tractor from a nearby residence pulled the truck back and the fire was quickly extinguished.

An RCMP collision analyst is currently on the scene and Route 14 at that location remains closed to all traffic.

The driver of the truck was transported by ambulance to Western Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

The drivers were the lone occupants of the vehicles.

Tignish Fire Department and provincial highways personnel assisted RCMP at the scene.