One dead, one ar­rested

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May­nard said the Wind­sor Fire Depart­ment was called in for mu­tual aid to as­sist on the other side of the bridge due to the lim­ited ac­cess.

“All the pa­tients were ei­ther ejected or self­ex­tri­cated from the ve­hi­cle,” said May­nard, not­ing fire­fight­ers helped assess the peo­ple in­volved in the crash.

“We did as­sist the RCMP us­ing ther­mal imag­ing cam­eras and per­son­nel to search the im­me­di­ate area of the ac­ci­dent scene to en­sure all pa­tients were ac­counted for,” he said.

Cpl. Dal Hutchin­son con­firmed that the car ac­ci­dent in­volved four oc­cu­pants.

“As a re­sult of the col­li­sion, a 22-year-old man who was a pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle was pro­nounced dead at the scene,” he said in a pre­pared state­ment.

“Two fe­male pas­sen­gers — a 16-year-old and a 20-year-old — were trans­ported to Val­ley Re­gional Hospi­tal with non-life threaten- ing in­juries.”

The driver of the ve­hi­cle, a 25-year-old Hants County man, is re­ported to have fled the scene prior to RCMP ar­rival. He was later ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent around 9 a.m. Charges are pend­ing in re­la­tion to this col­li­sion.

Sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions were in­volved with the ac­ci­dent scene, in­clud­ing the Wind­sor District RCMP, RCMP Po­lice Dog Ser­vices, an RCMP col­li­sion an­a­lyst, paramedics, fire­fight­ers from Wind­sor and Hantsport, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives with Nova Sco­tia Trans­porta­tion and In­fra­struc­ture Re­newal.

May­nard said coun­selling will be avail­able to the fire­fight­ers who at­tended the fa­tal­ity.

The RCMP in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mat­ter is on­go­ing and TIR will be as­sess­ing the bridge. It’s ex­pected the bridge will re­main closed to traf­fic un­til July 10.

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