Three people are dead and two more are in the hospital after three car accidents in New Brunswick in the last 24 hours.
Two teenagers died in a single vehicle at Taxis River Road in Boiestown, N.B., just before 6 o'clock.
The male driver and passenger have died. A third teenager, a passenger, was taken to a hospital in Fredericton.
"The car left the road and collided with a big tree," said the RCMP sergeant. Pierre Chaisson.
The community is devastated, says the mayor
Douglas Munn, the mayor of Upper Miramichi, including Boiestown, said it was a difficult week for a small community of around 2,500 inhabitants.
He said that two people, including a four-year-old child, died of cancer this week, and the loss of two teenagers, with another in the hospital, is catastrophic for residents.
"Many families have touched," Munn said.
"Like most small cities, you know, most people know everyone … I really do not have words to describe the pain that everyone has [would] go through today.
Munn said that the community is looking for funeral advisors available to residents and rescuers.
Around 2 am 19-year-old Dieppe died after his motorcycle collided with a van at the Mapleton intersection and the mountain roads in Moncton.
Chaisson said the van and the bike were going in opposite directions, and the RCMP believes that the motorcycle hit the van that was turning in front of it.
The van driver was not injured.
The first accident took place on Saturday afternoon on route 11 near Cocagne.
The RCMP said that the man driving the SUV collided with the tractor trailer when trying to drive another vehicle.
The male SUV driver was transported to the Moncton hospital and is now in a stable state.
There was no word about the status of the tractor driver with the trailer.