RCMP arrest woman in fatal motor vehicle collision

December 8, 2021
Falmouth, Nova Scotia

News release

West Hants District RCMP has arrested a woman after a fatal collision on Hwy. 101 in Falmouth.

At approximately 12:55 p.m. yesterday, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a three-vehicle collision on Hwy. 101 in Falmouth. Police learned that a white car had been travelling east on Hwy. 101 when it attempted a U-turn across the highway. A grey car that had also been travelling east on Hwy. 101 swerved in an attempt to avoid the white car and lost control. A third vehicle that had been travelling west on Hwy. 101 collided with the white car attempting the U-turn. The white car then fled the scene.

The white car was located a short distance away on Payzant Bog Rd. and the driver, an 82-year-old West Hants woman, was arrested at the scene without incident. She was not injured.

The driver of the grey car, an 82-year-old West Hants man, suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to local hospital by EHS. The man was pronounced deceased a short time later. The driver of the third vehicle, a 63-year-old Dartmouth woman, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to local hospital by EHS.

The 82-year-old West Hants woman was later released on conditions which include that she is not allowed to operate a motor vehicle. The woman will appear in Windsor Provincial Court at a later date and will be facing charges of Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Death, Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm and Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.

A collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Hwy. 101 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

Our thoughts are with the victims' families at this difficult time.

File # 2021-1822170


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154

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