Motor vehicle collision claims child’s life, leads to impaired driving charges

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Fatal collision claims child’s life

Lower South River, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia

At approximately 12:10 p.m. on July 28, Antigonish RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on South Side Harbour Rd. in Lower South River. Police were assisted at​ the scene by​ EHS and volunteer firefighters. The vehicle was occupied by three people, and one passenger, a three-year-old male, died at the scene.​

An RCMP collision re-constructionist was called to examine the​ scene, and the investigation is ongoing.​ South Side Harbour Rd. was closed for several hours while police were on scene.​ The driver, a 32-year-old woman from Antigonish County,​ is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Operation of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Level Over 80 mg%, and Breach of Probation.

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