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Investigation Begins into Single-Vehicle Crash in North-Kentville


The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is investigating the circumstances surrounding a single-vehicle crash resulting in the death of the driver early Sunday morning in North Kentville.

In the early hours of Sunday, August 25, a member of the Kings District RCMP noticed a vehicle being driven erratically and without headlights on Middle Dyke Road.  The member activated his emergency equipment and turned around in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop. As the member got closer to the vehicle, it accelerated through an intersection and lost control, striking a cement retaining wall. The driver and a passenger of the vehicle were taken to Valley Regional Hospital, where the driver was later pronounced deceased.  The passenger sustained non life-threatening injuries. 

As a result of the serious injuries, in accordance with the Police Act, RCMP contacted SiRT which assumed responsibility for the investigation.

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 director Felix Cacchione.

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 file a public report summarizing the result of the investigation within three months after it is finished.


Media Contact:

Eric Taylor

Acting Director, SiRT

(902) 478-4706