Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this Friday morning in Dartmouth.
On February 22, at approximately 5:50 a.m., police responded to a report of a fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision near 350 Pleasant Street in Dartmouth. The pedestrian, a 57-year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At approximately 2:22 p.m., police received a call from a member of the public who observed a parked unattended vehicle they felt might have been involved in the incident. Patrol Members, investigators from the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, Accident Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section were able to connect the vehicle to the incident.
Matthew Gerald Kennedy, a 24-year-old Bedford man was arrested without incident and will appear in court at a later date to face charges of Criminal Negligence Causing Death and Failing to Stop at Scene of Accident.
Investigators are still interested in speaking to anyone that was in the area at the time of the incident. Anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.
Source : Media Release