A 17-year-old Nova Scotia boy has died following a car crash near a popular Pictou County beach.

RCMP responded to the single-vehicle collision on Little Harbour Road near Melmerby Beach around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

They say a passenger in the vehicle, a 17-year-old boy from Pictou County, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Halifax.

He died early this morning in hospital.

Police say the 17-year-old male driver, also from Pictou County, sustained minor injuries in the crash.

A traffic analyst is assisting RCMP in their investigation.