At 2:37 a.m., members of Cole Harbour RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Cole Harbour Rd. A small blue car left the roadway and went down a 20-foot embankment. A witness tried to help the driver who was trapped inside, but the vehicle burst into flames. RCMP officers arrived and attempted to extinguish the fire but were also unable to help the driver.
Fire and EHS arrived at the scene and after several attempts, the fire was extinguished. Emergency workers were unable to save the man, who died at the scene. An RCMP Collision Analyst was called to examine the scene for evidence. The road was closed in the area and is expected to re-open later this morning. RCMP are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision and are working with the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service to determine the identity of the deceased.
File # 19-128627