Police say three people killed, two others injured after crash in Fredericton

FREDERICTON — Three people were killed and two others were sent to hospital on Sunday after an early-morning crash in Fredericton.

City police say the collision took place around 1 a.m. on Douglas Avenue in the north end.

They say a vehicle was driving quickly when it hit a tree and landed on another vehicle.

Police say the driver and two passengers died at the scene, while another two passengers were taken to hospital -- one with injuries they describe as critical. The victims' names and ages were not released.

The occupants of the second vehicle sustained minor injuries.

Fredericton Police Chief Martin Gaudet issued a statement offering condolences to all affected by the crash, calling it a "terrible tragedy."

This report from The Canadian Press was first published May 5, 2024.

The Canadian Press