NORWAY --A single vehicle collision near Tignish early this morning has claimed the life of a 20 year-old from Anglo Tignish.
RCMP is withholding the name of the deceased until next of kin have been notified.
Three people were in the vehicle and all were transported to Prince County Hospital by Island EMS where one person succumbed to his injuries. A 17 year-old female from Anglo Tignish was later transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital suffering from extensive injuries. A 20 year-old male from St. Felix remains at Prince County Hospital.
The accident was reported at 2:03 a.m.
Tignish Fire Department also assisted at the scene.
Police report that a 1991 Ford Mustang left Route 182 in Norway and struck a concrete culvert and a power pole, causing extreme damage to the vehicle.
From their initial investigation police have determined speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the collision. They add that the overall investigation is likely to take weeks to complete before it will be determined if any charges will be laid.