Two 18-year-olds died in an accident in Haut-Sheila, New Brunswick

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Two 18-year-olds died in an accident in Upper Sheila, New Brunswick

The police believe that speed was involved in this fatal accident.

A road accident left two dead and one seriously injured early Monday evening in the Haut- Sheila, near Tracadie, in the Acadian Peninsula.

RCMP confirmed that a passenger in the vehicle involved, an 18-year-old young man from Chiasson Office, near Shippagan, died at the scene.

Another passenger, also 18 years old and from Paquetville, was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital in Miramichi and feared for his life, according to information provided by Sergeant Jocelyn LeBouthillier of the Tracadie RCMP Detachment.

The young man would suffer from several fractures and his condition is considered critical.

The mayor of Paquetville, Luc Robichaud, said he was shaken by this tragedy. The young man from his village who lost his life worked for a while at the grocery store he runs.

“Our community is in mourning. It's not an easy day. It's a tragedy. My thoughts and condolences go out to the families and friends. »

— Luc Robichaud, Mayor of Paquetville

Luc Robichaud, Mayor of Paquetville

The mayor took care of communicate with the mother of the young victim to assure her that the village would support her in this ordeal.

This young man was very popular, he had a lot of talent and he had his whole future ahead of him. It is a great loss for our community and we will stand together for his loved ones, assured Luc Robichaud.

Police officers from the Tracadie detachment were called to the scene of the incident. accident around 7:20 p.m. near the intersection of route 370 and chemin de la Côte, in Haut-Sheila.

According to the initial findings of the investigation, the crash involved only one vehicle, which allegedly missed a curve at high speed.

RCMP said the driver lost control of the vehicle, which rolled into a ditch and rolled over several times before hitting a tree.

We believe the speed was a aggravating factor, said Sergeant Jocelyn LeBouthillier.

Mélanie Fournier and her family live just a few steps from the scene of the tragedy.

Mélanie Fournier and her family live very close to the curve of route 370 in Haut-Sheila.

It's a really dangerous crook, she said, speaking of this curve on route 370.

“This isn't the first accident that's happened here. It drives way too fast. There are those who love ''racer'' in the eighth note. They exceed the speed limit. What should we do with this eighth note?

— Mélanie Fournier, resident of Haut-Sheila

Firefighters from the Tracadie Fire Department, staff from Ambulance New Brunswick and an investigator from the RCMP responsible for the reconstruction of the collisions also went to the scene. Autopsies will be performed to determine the exact cause of each death.

The investigation is continuing.

With information from Mario Mercier

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