N.S. Mountie killed after stopping to change motorists’ tire in N.B.
MEMRAMCOOK, N.B. — A Nova Scotia Mountie who apparently stopped to assist motorists with a flat tire has been killed in a collision in southeastern New Brunswick.
A utility van collided with his police car and an SUV shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday in the east bound lane of the Trans Canada Highway near Memramcook, police said.
RCMP Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh said the preliminary investigation has determined the officer stopped to assist two people in the SUV change a tire.
“The 35-year-old male RCMP officer died at the scene,” she said.
“The two people with the SUV were taken to hospital and the driver of the van was also taken to hospital where he was treated, released and has been taken into police custody,” RogersMarsh said.
Rogers-Marsh couldn’t say why the Nova Scotia officer was in New Brunswick at the time, but did confirm that he was on-duty and in uniform. As of midday Wednesday, his name had not been released.
Photographer John Morris was driving to Moncton when he came upon the accident.
“As I got closer I noticed there were cars in places where they shouldn’t have been on the side of the road. I noticed a lots of flashing lights and a police car that looked severely damaged,” he said.
Morris’ photos show damage to both the front and rear of the RCMP cruiser.