Tractor-trailer strikes, kills N.B. man standing in driveway

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RCMP say a 62-year-old man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while standing in his driveway in Maugerville, N.B. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
RCMP say a 62-year-old man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while standing in his driveway in Maugerville, N.B. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

RCMP say they're investigating after a tractor-trailer struck and killed a man while he was standing in the driveway of his home in Maugerville, N.B.

In a news release Tuesday, RCMP say they responded at about 7 p.m. Monday to a report of a collision on Route 105 involving a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian in the community, which is located about 10 kilometres east of Fredericton.

The 62-year-old pedestrian died at the scene of the crash, while the driver of the truck was uninjured.

"Police believe the collision occurred when the driver of the tractor-trailer left the roadway and collided with a man standing in his driveway," say the RCMP, in the release.

Asked whether the driver could be facing charges, RCMP Const. Anthony Leighton, in a follow-up interview, said the investigation will need to be finished before a decision is made.

"I can appreciate, you know, there'll be a lot of questions from the public concerning this incident," Leighton said. "But as with any investigation... the RCMP is committed to conducting a very thorough, detailed investigation."

Leighton said collision reconstruction analysts with the RCMP have visited the scene and are working to determine exactly what happened.

"Certainly after the investigation is completed by the analysts, you know, they will come up with a recommendation, you know, based on evidence that's been gathered from the scene and from speaking with witnesses at the scene."

An autopsy has also been scheduled to determine the man's exact cause of death, Leighton said.

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