A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Mountie was struck and killed Tuesday night
while helping a motorist change a flat tire in New Brunswick.
Constable Francis Deschenes was stopped on the Trans-Canada Highway near
Memramcook assisting the occupants of an SUV shortly after 6 p.m. when a
utility van collided with the officer’s marked patrol car, according to
Deschenes was pronounced dead at the scene, while two people from the SUV
were transported to the hospital and later released.