Eskasoni man charged with murder, 11 other charges after fatal car crash

An Eskasoni man has been charged with second-degree murder and multiple other offences after a 24-year-old woman died in a car crash Thursday.

RCMP say officers received a call about an impaired driver on 74th Street just after 1 a.m.

While police were en route to the scene, officers received a report of a single-vehicle crash on Highway 216. The vehicle matched the description of the vehicle in the impaired driving complaint.

Read more: 1 dead, 3 injured after single-vehicle crash in Eskasoni: N.S. RCMP

The local fire department, paramedics and the RCMP attended the scene of the crash and found a vehicle in the ditch with a severed utility pole and lines down.

The man who was driving, as well as two passengers, a man and a woman, suffered serious injuries.

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All three were transported to hospital.

A 24-year-old woman from Eskasoni was found near the rear of the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Mounties say the driver, MacKenzie Daniel Poulette, 24, remains in custody and faces the following charges:

RCMP say their investigation is ongoing.

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