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.
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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.
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.
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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