Two men of Eskasoni First Nation have died following a two-vehicle collision that occurred in East Bay, N.S., Friday.
Members of the RCMP North East Traffic Services – Cape Breton, along with fire and EHS crews responded to the scene on Highway 4 just before 4:30 p.m.
Upon arrival, police say officers learned the collision involved a transport truck travelling eastbound and a Chevrolet Traverse headed westbound.
According to police, the 80-year-old male driver and the 38-year-old male passenger of the Traverse were taken to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital due to life-threatening injuries.
Police say the two later died in hospital.
The driver of the transport truck, a 46-year-old man from Sydney, did not suffer injuries, say police.
“Weather conditions were bad at the time of the collision,” says RCMP, in a news release.
Highway 4 was closed for many hours while the scene was processed by a collision analyst, but reopened just before 12:30 a.m., Saturday.
The investigation is ongoing.