The Nova Scotia Serious Incidents Response Team has been called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding an accident in Cowan Heights last night that claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman.
RNC Chief Joe Boland called a news conference this afternoon to update the situation and answer questions from reporters.
Police say an officer attempted to conduct a traffic safety stop on Hamlyn Road around 10:30 last night, and the t-bone accident occurred “seconds” later at the intersection of Hamlyn Road and Canada Drive.
RNC say there were four people in a Honda Accord: a 17-year-old female driver, the 19-year-old victim and two underage males.
The driver is in hospital with serious injuries.
Flowers have been laid at the scene of the accident.
Chief Boland would not confirm whether or not the Honda Accord was stolen. He says that is still under investigation.
Chief Boland says SiRT was called in because of the serious nature of the incident. Doing so, he says, does not suggest that he believes there was wrongdoing by the officer.
Chief Boland offered his condolences to the family of the deceased woman.