RCMP say two people dead after separate road crashes in New Brunswick

RCMP say a man and a woman are dead after a pair of road accidents in New Brunswick.

Police say a 62-year-old man from Beardsley, N.B., died Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a transport truck on Beardsley Road, near the ramp to Highway 2 in Lower Woodstock, N.B.

The motorcycle driver died at the scene and police say the transport driver, a 49-year-old man from Hamilton, Ont., is to appear in court Sept. 8 to face charges of driving without due care and attention and failing to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left.

Later Saturday, a 69-year-old Moncton, N.B., woman died after a single vehicle crash on Route 465 in Beersville, N.B.

Police say the woman was a passenger in a vehicle that left the road and went into a ditch and struck a culvert.

The driver was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2020.

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