A Mount Pleasant, N.S. woman charged with impaired driving in the death of her 9-year-old daughter in January is facing additional charges.
Candice Roxanne Moore, 30, was charged in January following the death of her daughter, Olive Moore, who died after she was struck by a minivan in Lunenburg County.
On Tuesday, police confirmed that Moore will also face charges of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death — charges which according to the Criminal Code of Canada show a "wanton and reckless disregard for lives and the safety of others."
The RCMP is offering few details but said the new charges stem from evidence gathered during the investigation.
Const. Ted Munro of the Lunenburg County RCMP said Olive Moore was hit by a minivan as it was driving away in the Pleasantville area of Lunenburg County around 12 p.m. on Jan. 19.
Moore was later arrested at the hospital but was released from custody shortly after.
In addition to the charges announced Tuesday, Moore is charged with impaired driving causing death and refusing to comply with a breath demand.
Munro said the girl was heading to a relative's house on Corkum Road in Pleasantville but the driveway at that house was impassable. Munro said Moore then pulled off onto a side road near the house and the girl was to walk back.
Munro said as Moore was pulling away, the girl was struck.
He said three of the girl's siblings were with Moore in the minivan at the time of the accident.
In her obituary Olive Moore's family said she was a fun-loving, energetic girl — a poet who wanted to be a rock star.
Moore is scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on Wednesday.