Newburg man dead after truck crashes into gravel pit near Woodstock

Newburg man dead after truck crashes into gravel pit near Woodstock

A 49-year-old Newburg man is dead after his truck crashed into a gravel pit and he ended up in the St. John River near Woodstock on Monday evening.

Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh, a spokesperson with New Brunswick RCMP, said the crash happened on Highway 105 in Northampton shortly after 6 p.m.

She said the crash itself wasn't the cause of the man's death. 

"He would've gotten out of the vehicle and ended up in the water," she said.

There was only one man inside the vehicle when it crashed. But emergency officials remained on scene for several hours.

"We are investigating a sudden death," Rogers-Marsh said.

The crash did not close down the highway, but emergency boats from Hartland and Nackawic fire departments responded to the scene.

Help also came from the Jolly Farmer, a greenhouse and farm operation with its own firefighters, which responded with boats.

Ambulance New Brunswick was also on scene to retrieve the body from the water.