UPDATED: Victim identified from accident on 104

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One person is dead and several injured after a major accident on Trans-Canada Highway 104 near Broadway between New Glasgow and Antigonish.

Pictou County District RCMP said two vehicles were involved, a small car and a light truck. The car was travelling west bound and the truck east bound when they had a head on collision.

Three 17-year-old females from the Port Hawkesbury area were in the car. Of those three, Breanna Lundrigan of Mulgrave, N.S., was pronounced dead on arrival. One was taken by LifeFlight to a Halifax hospital and one was taken by ground ambulance to the Aberdeen in New Glasgow.

Two males were in the truck and both were transported to the Aberdeen. One of the two males was later taken on to Halifax because of the extent of his injuries.

There is still no detailed update on the conditions of the those involved, but Const. Shane MacNeil admitted Tuesday that LifeFlight is used for more serious injuries.

An RCMP collision reconstructionist was called in to assist with the investigation which is still ongoing.

Organizations: Trans Canada 104

Geographic location: Broadway, New Glasgow, Antigonish

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  • david
    August 22, 2013 - 08:53

    I agree 100 percent with Irene. this section of the trans Canada highway should have been done 20 years ago esp in the marshy hope area to James river. one of my best friends was killed in this area plus another crippled for life. I know of many as i lived in James river for over 10 years seen away 2 many accidents. my condolences for the family who lost their loved ones

  • jordan hamilton
    August 21, 2013 - 23:07

    Irene Dove is right: all 100 series highways need to be twinned. The greatest support we can show the families is to commit to reducing the number of head-on high-speed collisions there are, and the one thing that reduces them is twinning.

  • K F
    August 21, 2013 - 23:05

    said it before, and I will say it again. These continued tragedies lie heavily on current, and past governments. There is too much traffic on this road to be a two lane highway, way too many people have died due to inaction. Mr Dexter, finish this highway, make it a priority to be done by next fall...all of it. Stop wasting money where it doesnt belong...and stop letting our kids and our fathers die.

  • irene dove
    August 21, 2013 - 14:51

    we need the rest of the trans Canada highway divided might help with less accidents from sutherlands river down to causeway so so sad for the ones that have to deal with a loss life

  • Mac
    August 21, 2013 - 14:03

    All these comments about driving the speed limit and not seeing any cops for miles or hours. I dont Understand. These cops you wish so much to see, could have done nothing to prevent one of the vehicles from hitting the shoulder of the road and over correcting, causing the vehicle to cross the center line and end with a head on collision. Dont jump to conclusions that this was caused by speed or that any cop could have prevented this. Your only thoughts should be with the family of all those involved.

  • Tammy
    August 21, 2013 - 12:48

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the people involved and to their family and friends..hoping they find the strength to help them move forward through this difficult time.

  • islandgirl
    August 21, 2013 - 12:13

    God bless the family and the ones involved in this terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to you I would like to send out all my love to my sister,friends and her family who where the first ones there to be with these young kids. Im thinking of everyone of you.

  • ken
    August 21, 2013 - 11:20

    Sorry for lose of life , there's been a lot of accidents on that highway Does not matter how many cops are on the road or what the speed limit is as long as its one road with traffic traveling in both directions there will be head on collisions ,

  • Linda B
    August 21, 2013 - 11:18

    We came upon this just after it happened heading to Halifax. It was one of the worst accidents that I have ever witnessed in a very long time and the assistance that arrived was overwhelming. The crew on the ground were physically disturbed at what they were dealing with. The emergency crews and police in Nova Scotia are so well trained and experienced. Be pleased we have these individuals at our disposal and there to assist when needed. Yes....families and friends are now involved in this and lives have been effected. What a tragedy. I am anxious to know what caused this situation to take place. Our emergency crews and police are to be commended for being prompt, empathetic and so well trained.

  • County Guy
    August 21, 2013 - 09:25

    Thoughts and prayers to all who were part of this tragedy. A special thanks as always to the VOLUNTEER first responders who have to carry this with th every day!

  • IT'S A NO BRAINER
    August 21, 2013 - 09:13

    in europe - all highways have electonic cameras that record speeds - if you go over the speed limit - you get a ticket in the mail - also, transport trucks have govenors on them which make it impossible for them to go over a certain speed - we have driven the highway doing the speed limit and then some and have been passed by cars on the inside of the road and some doing at least 150 and not a mountie to be seen.. sad sad situation...

  • denise
    August 21, 2013 - 07:10

    so sorry for the loss, thoughts and prayers go out to the young women's family, and the others who were in the accident...please please please put the double highway in, this is enough with accidents, to many lives have been taken

  • kath
    August 20, 2013 - 21:10

    Hi all - I know for many this article is just news - but there is a family that right now is dealing with the incredible grief of losing a loved one - can we focus our thoughts on them - not on what may have happened to us? At least for a time so the family and friends can possibly absorb this?

    • Lyd
      August 20, 2013 - 22:46

      I agree with KATH, There shouldn't be anyone that is making remarks about other peoples driving or being no cops on the road... Accidents happen. It may not have affected you directly but if you think about how heartbroken you'd be if it happened to your child or loved ones or if you were the one who people are blaming for the accident.... Anyway spread the love to these people and bless them. Do not blame someone who I'm sure didn't mean to hurt anyone..

    • bernadette
      August 21, 2013 - 08:12

      God bless all involved, the deceased, their family, the other occupants, and any who witnessed this tragedy! My heart goes out to you all!

  • joseph
    August 20, 2013 - 21:00

    There are too many drivers who have road rage. i drive a electric bike and i've seen drivers who almost cut me off there are signs posted for drivers to share the road with bikes. most pepole from other provinces dont realize spend limits are not the same as there province. i hope that after this accident drivers will obey the speed limits before more drivers gets injuried or killed. please drive safely

  • just thinking
    August 20, 2013 - 20:53

    we got there just when it happened we were on our way back from cape Breton and when we came into james river I said to the driver do you know we drove all the way from CB and we never saw a cop car .and this is not the first time I said this .when the speed zone is eighty cars/trucks passing you like you are sitting still tractors trailers pulling out to pass us at the end of the passing lane I wonder why that there are not more accidents on that highway.there should be a lane for tractors trailers only hate driving now

  • Bernadette MacLellan
    August 20, 2013 - 19:01

    Such a terrible tragedy. I pray for all who are involved.