N.S. man, 84, dies after dump truck leaves road, ends up in ditch – Halifax | Globalnews.ca

The Nova Scotia RCMP says a 84-year-old man driving a dump truck has died after a single-vehicle crash.

In a release, police say officers from Pictou County, along with fire services and EHS, responded to a report of the crash on Pictou Landing Road in Chance Harbour around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

“RCMP officers learned that a dump truck had been travelling on Pictou Landing Rd. when it left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch,” the release said.

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“The driver, and sole occupant, of the dump truck, an 84-year-old man from Linacy, was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Police said a collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing. The road was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

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“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time,” the RCMP said.

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