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Man dies in three-vehicle collision in Antigonish

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ANTIGONISH – A 41-year-old man from Toronto has died following a collision that involved three vehicles on Hwy. 4 in Antigonish. 

At 7:18 a.m., a black car was travelling North on Beech Hill Rd., stopped at the stop sign, then pulled out onto Hwy. 4 in front of an eastbound logging truck. The logging truck struck the black car, then struck a blue car that had been waiting to turn left at the same intersection. The driver of the logging truck and the driver of the blue car were not injured. The driver of the black car died at the scene.

Assistance was provided at the scene by EHS and volunteer firefighters who extricated the deceased from the vehicle.

An RCMP collision analyst was called to examine the scene for evidence. As a result, Hwy. 4 was closed in the area and traffic was diverted to South River Rd.

The investigation is ongoing.