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Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal crash
Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Lower Branch Rd. in Lower Branch.
On July 29, 2022, at approximately 8:35 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Lower Branch Rd. in Lower Branch. RCMP officers learned that a dump truck had been travelling on Lower Branch Rd. when it left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch.
The driver, and sole occupant, of the dump truck, a 55-year-old Hebbville man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Lower Branch Rd. was closed for several hours but has since reopened.
RCMP Southeast Traffic Services charge one driver and suspended another’s license
RCMP Southeast Traffic Services has charged one driver and suspended another’s license after two incidents on July 27 in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
On July 27, 2022 at 4:59 p.m., a RCMP Southeast Traffic Services member was conducting a proactive traffic assignment as a result of numerous complaints from the public on St. Margaret’s Bay Road in Upper Tantallon. The RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was not displaying a license plate and observed that the driver was displaying signs of impairment. The vehicle driver, a 21-year-old Hubley man, provided a breath sample on an Approved Screening Device which determined that his blood alcohol level was over the provincial limit and as a result was issued a 7-day driving suspension.
Later at 8:39 p.m., another RCMP Southeast Traffic Services member was conducting speed enforcement on Hwy. 101 in Lower Sackville, and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was travelling at 177 km/h in a 110 km/h zone. The driver was charged with Stunting, issued a 7-day driving suspension and the vehicle was impounded.
RCMP Southeast Traffic Services is committed to reducing serious injury and fatal collisions by addressing the four causal factors of collisions. The four causal factors of collision which include aggressive driving, impaired driving, distracted driving, and not wearing an available seatbelt.