RCMP say a 53-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday about 50 kilometres north of Moncton.

RCMP

The accident happened on Highway 465 in Beersville,N.B. according to Cpl. Mario Maillet of the Richibucto RCMP.

Police say the initial investigation indicates that the woman's vehicle left the road and became submerged in a river. The Beersville Fire Department and paramedics  responded to the crash.

The woman, from Clairville, New Brunswick was pronounced dead on scene, RCMP said. She was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday to determine the cause of death. The RCMP says a mechanical inspection of the vehicle will also be done.