An 81-year-old man is dead after a single-vehicle collision in Upper Island Cove.

The RCMP were called at 11:30 p.m. Monday after an SUV left the road and went into a ditch. Firefighters and paramedics were on the scene when police arrived.

A collision analyst from RCMP Traffic Services attended the scene and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been engaged. The investigation is continuing.