On July 27, 2022, at approximately 11 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP responded to a report of a stolen pickup truck from a business on MacCulloch Rd. in Cookville. While responding, RCMP officers learned that the pickup truck had entered Hwy. 103 and was heading east.
At 11:08 a.m., RCMP officers were advised that a head-on collision had just occurred on Hwy. 103 in Martins River between a pickup truck and an SUV. Fire and EHS were also dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, RCMP officers identified the pickup truck as having been the one stolen a few minutes earlier in Cookville.
The driver of the SUV, a 60-year-old woman, and the passenger, a 63-year-old man, both of Hubbards, were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck, Trevor John Heisler, 28, of Conquerall Mills, suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to hospital by ambulance. Heisler has been charged with:
· Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Death (2 counts);
- Theft of a Conveyance
Heisler has been remanded into custody and will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on August 3, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
A collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Hwy. 103 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.