New Brunswick police consider charges after three die in car crash


Police in New Brunswick say they're considering charges against a 28-year-old student after the car he was driving crashed, resulting in the deaths of three young men in the back seat.

The RCMP has said speed may have been a factor in the incident Sunday evening on a curving portion of the Trans-Canada Highway near Moncton.

Two 24-year-old men and a 29-year-old man were ejected from the Subaru Outback when it went out of control and rolled over onto the median strip.

Two of the men died at the scene and the third died later in hospital.

A 25-year-old man in the passenger seat wasn't injured, while the driver, whose name wasn't released by police, was taken to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP Sgt. Pat Tardif said in an interview that the Subaru was owned by the driver, and that all of the vehicle's occupants were foreign students at the Saint John campus of the New Brunswick Community College.