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Two dead, four injured in Hants County crash

- IAN FAIRCLOUGH SALTWIRE ifaircloug­ @iancfaircl­ough

Two people are dead and four others injured after a twovehicle crash in Hants County late Thursday night, Aug.

24, that may have involved alcohol.

RCMP, firefighte­rs and paramedics were called after the drivers of a Monte Carlo

collided and Ford F150 truck head-on shortly before 10:50 p.m. on Highway 14 in Windsor Forks.

Cpl. Chris Marshall said a man from Newport Station and a woman from Three Mile Plains, both 20 and passengers in the car, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Another passenger in the car, a 22-year-old man from Three Mile Plains, and the driver, a 21-year-old Windsor man, were seriously injured.

The driver of the truck, a 53-year-old New Russell Man, and a 49-year-old female passenger, also from New Russell, sustained minor injuries.

All four were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Marshall said the driver of the car showed signs of impairment and was arrested at the scene.

Police made a demand for blood samples from the man while he was at the hospital. Those will be sent to the RCMP for testing. The man was released from custody without being charged pending the result of the blood anaylsys.

Marshall said the scene was “chaotic” when police arrived. Firefighte­rs were trying to locate all occupants of the vehicles and assess them.

He said everyone was outside the vehicles when police arrived, but he didn’t know yet whether any had been ejected in the crash or if they got out on their own.

The vehicles were heavily damaged in the collision, Marshall said.

“There was a significan­t amount of debris on the scene.”

The highway in the area was closed until 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25 while investigat­ors worked at the scene.

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