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Investigation Begins into Fatal Car Crash


The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation into a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 59-year-old Moncton man just before midnight on March 3, 2018. The incident occurred on Pictou Road in the community of East Mountain, Colchester County. Colchester District RCMP had attempted to stop the vehicle earlier after receiving a complaint of an impaired driver. As a result, the RCMP referred the matter to SiRT.

The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian interim director John Scott.

The team can independently begin an investigation after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public.

The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the result of theinvestigation within three months after it is finished.


Media Contact:

John L. Scott

Interim Director