Nova Scotia

Beaver Bank fatal crash leads to charges eight months later

RCMP have charged a man over a fatal car crash in Beaver Bank, N.S., last year.

Single-car crash in October took two lives and hurt a third person

A traffic reconstructionist works at the scene of the crash last fall. (Elizabeth McMillan/CBC)

RCMP have charged a man over a fatal car crash in Beaver Bank, N.S., last year. 

Early on Oct. 8, 2015, a car with four people inside crashed on Beaver Bank Road in the Halifax area. No other vehicles were involved. 

A 21-year-old Beaver Bank man died at the scene and a 22-year-old Lower Sackville woman later died in hospital. A 19-year-old woman was also injured in the collision.

The driver of the car, 22-year-old man from Beaver Bank, was treated at hospital and released.

This week, Halifax RCMP arrested the driver following an eight-month investigation.

He faces many charges:

  • two counts of impaired driving causing death
  • two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death
  • one count of impaired driving causing bodily harm
  • one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

He is also charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 per cent causing bodily harm, and two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 per cent causing death.

He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on June 27.

The single-vehicle crash happened at around 1:30 a.m. near 2028 Beaver Bank Rd. 

Police say the Honda Civic was travelling toward Lower Sackville when it went off the road and continued travelling for about 200 metres before coming to a stop in a ditch after flipping and passing over a driveway.