UPDATE ~ Police Investigate Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision – Victim identified

The victim of the vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred on January 27 in Halifax has been identified as 62-year-old Wray Elias Hart of Halifax.


Our thoughts are with Wray’s family and friends during this difficult time.



At 2:55 a.m. on January 27 emergency personnel responded to a report that a vehicle had driven into a building at 1079 Queen Street, damaging the building and a utility pole. Emergency personnel located a man that had been struck by the vehicle who was pronounced dead at the scene. A 23-year-old man, who was identified as the driver of the vehicle was arrested without incident at the scene.


Investigators from the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, Accident Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section conducted the investigation. Queen Street was shut down to traffic from Kent Street to Victoria Road until approximately 10 a.m. Nova Scotia Power crews also attended the scene to deal with downed electrical lines.

The driver is identified as 23-year-old Dennis PATTERSON of New Brunswick. He is charged with one count each of, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. Patterson was scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today.


Source: Media Release

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