HALIFAX – The 26-year-old driver of a car that plowed into the back of a parked cube van is expected to appear in court Tuesday to be formally charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Halifax RCMP were called to Hillside Avenue just after midnight Tuesday morning where they found a 2009 Honda Civic carrying four men had crashed into a parked Mercedes-Benz cube van.
A 42-year-old man from Lower Sackville and a 48-year-old man from Prince Edward Island were pronounced dead at the scene, while a 25-year-old Bedford man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Police said the 26-year-old driver wasn’t injured in the incident and is now being charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
Cpl. Dal Hutchinson told NEWS 95.7 the investigation is still in its early stages can’t yet say if speed or alcohol could have been contributed in the cash.
“Those are factors that will be taken into consideration and reviewed by the investigators, we have a collision analyst who has been on scene since last night.” he said.
The road was shut down for several hours overnight, but has since reopened.