RCMP have confirmed the identity of the man killed in a fatal motor vehicle collision on Crescent Street in Sackville on Tuesday.
Alexander Burden, a 23-year-old Sackville resident, died of injuries he sustained when his vehicle collided with an above-ground gasoline tank next to the town's public works building.
An autopsy was conducted on the body yesterday in Saint John.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan 23, at Campbell's Funeral Home from 1-4 p.m.
The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, and local emergency personnel were immediately called to the scene after a vehicle struck and ignited a fuel tank beside the town's public works garage.
The fire burned for more than an hour and cut off electricity to several businesses in the industrial park area as it burned through electrical wires.
District 4 RCMP officer Sgt. Paul Ouellette said the vehicle was traveling east on Crescent Street and didn't make the turn.
"Then the vehicle drove straight into one of the fuel tanks. I'm not going to speculate right now why that happened," he said on Wednesday.
However, foul play has since been ruled out and the investigation is being wrapped up.
Sackville Fire Chief Craig Bowser said 28 to 30 firefighters responded to the fire.
"It took about an hour to knock it down until it was safe for us to move in closer," he said.
The public works building wasn't damaged in the fire, he said.
"There was significant damage to the gasoline tank that was hit and ruptured and the diesel tank next to it. It sustained some heat damage."
The fire department responded to the call in under four minutes and was not impeded by the traffic caused by industrial park employees evacuating the area, Bowser said.
"That's a very good response time for a volunteer fire department."