Valley senior dies after Lunenburg County crash

by Keith Corcoran

A Valley woman is dead and two other women are among the injured after a November 2 crash on Highway 12 in Lunenburg County that required an air ambulance helicopter for assistance.

RCMP confirm a Kentville woman, 71, died at the scene. She was a passenger in a Volkswagen vehicle struck by an oncoming Chrysler sedan attempting to pass other vehicles in Aldersville, police said.

  • <p>KEITH CORCORAN, PHOTO</p><p>Emergency Health Services air ambulance LifeFlight departs the crash scene November 2 in Aldersville, Lunenburg County.</p>

The woman driving the Volkswagen was taken to hospital by the air ambulance LifeFlight chopper, which landed and departed from a field near the crash scene. Police said her injuries are considered "serious."

A Kings County woman, the sole occupant of the Chrysler, was also hurt and hospitalized but the extent of her injuries wasn't released.

Reports from the scene indicated one of the women is pregnant but RCMP wouldn't confirm any medical conditions.

Emergency crews, including police, multiple ambulances with paramedics, and New Ross and Kentville volunteer firefighters were summoned to the crash, north of Sefferns Lake Drive, at about 3:30 p.m.

A RCMP collision reconstructionist examined the scene for evidence, resulting in a temporary closure of a stretch of Highway 12 for seven-and-a-half hours.

Police continue to investigate.

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