Nova Scotia

Cyclist Johanna Dean's death results in no charges

There will be no charges against the driver of a truck who struck and killed a cyclist in Dartmouth in May, say Halifax Regional Police.

Halifax Regional Police say truck driver who hit Dean did not violate Motor Vehicle Act

Johanna Dean was hit and killed May 21 in Dartmouth. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)

There will be no charges against the driver of a truck who struck and killed a cyclist in Dartmouth in May, say Halifax Regional Police.

On May 21, a delivery truck travelling north on Windmill Road started to make a right-hand turn, while on a green light, onto Albro Lake Road.

As the truck was turning, 30-year-old Johanna Dean — who was also travelling north on Windmill Road — collided with the side of the truck, fell from her bicycle and fell under the rear wheels of the truck.

Dean was pronounced dead at the scene.

Halifax Regional Police said investigators determined there were no violations of the Motor Vehicle Act, so no charges will be laid.

At the time of the collision, Dean's family said they hoped the case would draw attention to the safety of cyclists.

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