Five officers from the Halifax Regional Police force are in St. John’s conducting an investigation into Friday night’s fatal accident that claimed the life of a 19-year-old mother.
Alyssa Power died when the vehicle she was riding in was involved in a t-bone accident at Hamlyn Road and Canada Drive Friday evening. The 17-year-old female driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Two other passengers, both teenage boys, were treated for minor injuries.
An RNC officer had initiated a traffic safety stop “seconds” before the fatal crash according to RNC Chief Joe Boland.
Chief Boland called in the Halifax Serious Incident Response Team because of the serious nature of the incident, but told reporters over the weekend that does not suggest that he believes the officer did anything wrong.
SiRT Director Felix Cacchione says because the team only has four civilian investigators, he had to call in five officers from the Halifax police to conduct the investigation. Those officers arrived in the capital city on Saturday and remain in town looking at evidence and conducting interviews with witnesses.