***UPDATED: Head-on snowmobile crash claims life of Bathurst man

RCMP

A Bathurst man is dead following a snowmobile crash on a trail in Northeast New Brunswick.

The RCMP says the 56-year-old man died at the scene following a head-on collision near the Sormany Snowmobile Club, outside of Bathurst,  just after 4pm on Thursday afternoon.

The driver of the other snowmobile, a 59-year-old man from White's Lake, Nova Scotia, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries..

RCMP Sgt. Mark Tremblay says alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Both men were wearing helmets.

The investigation is on-going.