Halifax District RCMP is asking the public for assistance to help identify the driver of a blue Toyota Echo involved in a hit-and-run collision on Hwy. 102 near Miller Lake on October 28.
At approximately 9:10 a.m., Halifax District RCMP received a report of a blue Toyota Echo, Nova Scotia licence plate GYT158, that was travelling at an excessive speed and went through a red light on Windmill Rd. in Dartmouth. At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers received a second report that the same vehicle was travelling outbound in the inbound lanes on Hwy 118.
Shortly after, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a head-on collision on Hwy 102 near Miller Lake. The blue Toyota Echo was observed driving outbound in the inbound lanes when it collided with a Jeep Wrangler. The driver of the Toyota Echo then fled into the woods. Officers believe the driver may have been impaired.
The driver of the Jeep Wrangler, a 38-year-old woman, and one passenger, a 33-year-old woman, both of Truro, had minor injuries. The third occupant, a 60-year-old woman from Bible Hill had serious injuries.
Hwy 102 inbound near Miller Lake was closed for several hours to allow for a Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist to examine the scene. Officers with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) searched for the driver but were unable to locate them. Fire, EHS and the Department of Transportation assisted RCMP members at the scene and with first aid and traffic control.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information related to the identity of the driver of the Toyota Echo or with photo/video footage of the Toyota Echo leading up to or at the time of the collision is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.