One man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Middle Sackville Wednesday evening.


A 31-year-old man was driving along Highway 1 towards Mount Uniacke when he lost control of his vehicle on a curve. The vehicle crossed over the centre line, onto a gravel shoulder before eventually rolling into a ditch.


The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.


“Part of the ongoing investigation is we’re trying to determine if speed or alcohol played a factor. But we’d have to wait for the medical examiner’s report to come back first,” said RCMP Cpl. Joe Taplin.


The highway was closed for about three hours while an RCMP traffic collision analyst investigated the scene. Police also interviewed one person who witnessed the crash.