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4 die when car plunges into Canadian river

Dec. 23, 2012 at 12:04 AM

TRACADIE-SHEILA, New Brunswick, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Four young people who had been out for a night of birthday revelry died early Saturday when their car plunged into a river in eastern Canada, police said.

The bodies of three men, ages 18-20, and a 17-year-old girl were recovered from their vehicle in the Tracadie River in New Brunswick, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The crash occurred about 1 a.m.

A relative told the news network the four had been out celebrating one of their birthdays.

The Royal Canadian Mounted police said the car was driving up a hill when it slid off the icy road and into the river in the backwoods near Tracadie-Sheila on the Acadian Peninsula.

The names of the victims were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

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