Woman killed after van collides with dump truck on Highway 12

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RCMP are investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that happened on Highway 12 in South Alton, N.S., on Tuesday afternoon.  (CBC - image credit)
RCMP are investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that happened on Highway 12 in South Alton, N.S., on Tuesday afternoon. (CBC - image credit)

RCMP are investigating Tuesday's fatal two-vehicle collision on Highway 12 in South Alton, N.S.

A van collided with a dump truck around 3:55 p.m. AT, according to an RCMP news release.

The front seat passenger of the van, a 78-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The rear seat passenger of the van, a 52-year-old man, suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital.

The driver of the van, a 62-year-old man, was not injured but was transported to hospital by ambulance as a precaution.

The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

RCMP, firefighters and paramedics responded to the collision. The highway was closed for several hours, but has since opened.

A collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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