Nova Scotia

Economy driver turns himself in after hit and run

A 25-year-old man from Economy has turned himself in to police in connection with a hit and run involving a pedestrian.

A 25-year-old man from Economy has turned himself in to police in connection with a hit and run involving a pedestrian.

RCMP in Colchester County said a 22-year-old woman was hit by a stolen vehicle after leaving a New Year's Eve party at the Economy Community Centre.

She was travelling along Highway 2 at about 1:30 a.m. when she was hit by a Jeep.

Sgt. Allan Affleck said the driver fled the scene and the vehicle was later located a short distance down the road in a ditch.

An investigation revealed the car had been stolen from the community centre parking lot shortly before the incident.

The victim is in hospital in Halifax in critical condition. 

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