Halifax Regional Police has concluded the investigation into a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred Sunday night in Dartmouth.
On August 9 at approximately 11:20 p.m., a van travelling outbound on Windmill Road struck a car waiting at the lights at Windmill Road and Victoria Road Extension in Dartmouth after the van failed to negotiate a turn. The driver of the car, a 56-year-old Fairview man, sustained life-threatening injuries and later passed away in hospital. The driver of the van fled on foot and was arrested on MacDonald Avenue in Burnside Business Park following a K-9 track. The van was later determined to be stolen from a business on Windmill Road.
As a result of the investigation by the Collision Investigation Unit, 33-year-old Cecil A. Boutilier of Halifax has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5000, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, driving while prohibited and breach of probation. He appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court this morning to face these charges.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this senseless tragedy.