Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team is investigating a police pursuit that resulted in the crash of a vehicle in the Annapolis Valley.

The incident involving the Annapolis Royal Police Department occurred on Sunday.

The agency says police were searching for a suspected impaired driver when an officer began following a vehicle travelling west on Highway 1 through Annapolis Royal.

The suspect vehicle went through an intersection and left the highway just outside of the town limits.

The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries while a pregnant 16-year-old passenger was later taken to hospital, where her unborn child was found to have died.

SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing.


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