Nova Scotia woman, 82, arrested following fatal collision that left one dead, another critically injured

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Wednesday that West Hants District RCMP has arrested a woman after a fatal collision on Highway 101 in Falmouth.

“At approximately 12:55 p.m. yesterday, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a three-vehicle collision on Hwy. 101 in Falmouth. Police learned that a white car had been travelling east on Hwy. 101 when it attempted a U-turn across the highway. A grey car that had also been travelling east on Hwy. 101 swerved in an attempt to avoid the white car and lost control. A third vehicle that had been travelling west on Hwy. 101 collided with the white car attempting the U-turn. The white car then fled the scene,” the RCMP said in a statement.

The statement further added that the white car was located a short distance away on Payzant Bog Rd. and the driver, an 82-year-old West Hants woman, was arrested at the scene without incident. She was not injured.

The driver of the grey car, an 82-year-old West Hants man, suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to local hospital by EHS, the RCMP said, adding that the man was pronounced deceased a short time later. The driver of the third vehicle, a 63-year-old Dartmouth woman, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to local hospital by EHS.

The RCMP also added that the 82-year-old West Hants woman was later released on conditions which include that she is not allowed to operate a motor vehicle. The woman will appear in Windsor Provincial Court at a later date and will be facing charges of Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Death, Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm and Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.

Hwy. 101 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

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