6-year-old boy from Elsipogtog dies in highway crash

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A 27-year-old woman and a six-year-old boy were in an SUV when it collided with a pickup truck on Wednesday afternoon. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
A 27-year-old woman and a six-year-old boy were in an SUV when it collided with a pickup truck on Wednesday afternoon. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

A six-year-old Elsipogtog First Nation child has died following a two-vehicle crash near Rexton, RCMP say.

An SUV and a pickup truck collided on Route 134 in Galloway, about 11 kilometres north of Richibucto on Wednesday afternoon, RCMP said in a news release

RCMP believe the driver of the SUV travelling north lost control and crossed the centre line, colliding with the truck travelling south, the release said.

The child was in the SUV, which was being driven by a 27-year-old woman, the release said. They both sustained serious injuries and were transported to hospital. RCMP say the child died of his injuries there.

Police have not released information on the condition of the woman.

A 60-year-old man was alone in the pickup truck, and was also transported to hospital with "non life-threatening injuries."

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation, the release said.

"Our thoughts are with the family and community of those affected," RCMP said.

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