Nova Scotia

Police seek woman at Tracadie crash site

RCMP want to speak to a woman who was at the scene of a collision that killed two teenaged boys in Tracadie.

Accused remains in custody until bail hearing Wednesday

RCMP want to speak to a woman who was at the scene of a collision that killed two teenaged boys in Tracadie, N.S.

Antigonish RCMP said a middle-aged woman with blonde hair spoke to the driver who survived Thursday's crash on Highway 4.

William Fogarty, 30, appeared in court Monday to face two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. He remains in custody until a bail hearing Wednesday.

The driver of the other vehicle, 16-year-old Kory Mattie of Havre Boucher, died at the crash site.

Nicholas Landry, 17, of Tracadie, was a passenger in Mattie's vehicle. He was severely injured in the collision and died later at St. Martha's Regional Hospital.

The collision happened shortly after 3 p.m. RCMP said visibility was good at the time and the road was clear.

Mel Landry is Nico Landry's uncle. He said the family is eager to learn why charges were laid against Fogarty so quickly.

"There's lots of rumours circulating ... but we haven't really heard what happened or how it happened or why they pressed charges so quickly," Landry told CBC News. "We feel the police ... know more than they're telling us, and it's frustrating."

RCMP said the woman they're looking for has shoulder-length hair and was wearing a T-shirt and rubber boots. It's unclear if she's from Antigonish County or was just travelling through the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP at (902) 863-6500 or Crime Stoppers anytime at 1-800-222-8477.

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