Young O’Leary man dies in highway accident

Early morning accident causes road closure, power outages

Published on September 13, 2017

Provincial road workers redirect traffic around a serious motor vehicle crash in Sherbrooke, Wednesday.

©Colin Maclean/Journal Pioneer

A 25-year-old male has died after a single-vehicle accident on Route 2 in Sherbrooke, Wednesday morning

RCMP responded to the call at 6:53 a.m.

Island EMS, the Summerside Fire Department, electric crews and the Department of Highways assisted at the scene.

The roadway, between the Waite Road in Sherbrooke/Summerside and the Travellers Rest roundabout, was closed for several hours during the investigation.

Power was also knocked out to nearby residents. City of Summerside crews were working to restore electricity once the scene was clear.

The investigation is ongoing.