Man dies and another taken to hospital after pair of crashes on Highway 102 in Halifax

One man is dead and another was taken to hospital after a pair of crashes on Highway 102 in Halifax.

Police say a tractor-trailer crashed into the ditch between Lacewood Drive and Kearney Lake Road around 7:10 a.m. Wednesday. 

The 57-year-old male driver was found unconscious and later died in hospital.

About two hours later, police say a pick-up truck hit a Halifax Regional Police motorcycle assigned to an officer who was providing traffic control at the scene.

The truck driver was treated on scene for non-life threatening injuries, while police say the officer escaped injury by jumping into the nearby median.