MAITLAND – The South Shore highway has claimed the life of a second Queens County woman in two weeks.
According to Nova Scotia RCMP, officers are still on the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Highway 103 between Bridgewater and Blockhouse.
A 73-year-old woman from Queens County is dead and a 68-year-old man is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said in a media release.
Lunenburg District RCMP, Emergency Health Services paramedics and four Lunenburg County fire departments were called to the crash around 1 p.m.
RCMP say the highway will be closed for the rest of Dec. 15 between exits 11 and 12.
This is the second fatal accident on the 103 this month. A 29-year-old woman was killed Dec. 3 in a three-vehicle crash near Liverpool
RCMP spokesman Const. Mark Skinner said the two crashes were not similar events.
"We believe weather played a factor in the collision," Skinner said. It was raining throughout the afternoon.
"Driving during adverse weather conditions can be difficult at the best of times, we would ask individuals if at all possible to slow down and take your time.”
Skinner extended the condolences of the RCMP to the family – and the first responders.
"When an event like this happens, it impacts everyone involved, it impacts the family, the friends of the person who is deceased, the people that are injured, but the first responders as well,” Skinner said. “It is difficult to be involved in a situation like this so our thoughts go with the family and the friends of those involved at this particular time.”