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Nova Scotia RCMP investigating after four men killed in head-on highway crash

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP say they are investigating a head-on crash on a divided highway that killed four men and left one passenger with serious injuries late Sunday. Police say they were called at around 11:58 p.m.
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The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP say they are investigating a head-on crash on a divided highway that killed four men and left one passenger with serious injuries late Sunday.

Police say they were called at around 11:58 p.m. Sunday about a two-vehicle collision in the eastbound lane of Highway 104 near Priestville, N.S.

A preliminary investigation has determined an SUV and a car collided head on.

The car's driver, a 51-year-old Halifax man who was alone in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Sgt. Andrew Joyce says three Halifax men in the SUV — aged 61, 55 and 51 — died while a 51-year-old passenger is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

RCMP say the investigation, which will include a reconstruction of the collision, is ongoing. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Aug. 1, 2022.

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