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New Brunswick driver dies after hitting moose, crashes into garage – New Brunswick


A man from New Brunswick has died after a collision with a moose earlier this week.

In a release, police say members of the Saint-Léonard RCMP, along with Ambulance New Brunswick and members of the Saint-Léonard Fire Department, responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a garage on Route 144 in Saint-Léonard around 11 p.m. on Monday.

“The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to hospital with what were believed to be life-threatening injuries,” the release said. “On October 5, the man died in hospital as a result of his injuries.”

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The man was 60 and was from Saint-Léonard, the release said.

RCMP say through the investigation, police learned the collision had happened shortly after 9 p.m. that night, when the driver, who was travelling westbound on Route 144, is believed to have struck a moose.

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“The driver then lost control of the vehicle, which continued its course through a ditch, and into the garage of a nearby residence, where it struck a second vehicle that was parked,” the release said.
A member of the New Brunswick coroner’s office is assisting with the investigation, it said.

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