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Nova Scotia Mountie killed in motor vehicle accident

Officer had stopped to assist with changing a tire
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer sits in a vehicle on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 19. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

MEMRAMCOOK, N.B. (CP) — A member of the Nova Scotia RCMP is dead following a collision in southeastern New Brunswick.

Police say the accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday in the east bound lane of the Trans Canada Highway near Memramcook.

They say the preliminary investigation has determined the RCMP member stopped to assist two people in an SUV change a tire when a utility van collided with his police car and the SUV.

The 35-year-old male RCMP officer died at the scene, while two people in the SUV were taken to hospital.

The driver of the van was also taken to hospital, where he was treated and taken into police custody.

The road was closed for several hours while emergency crews attended the scene.

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