RCMP say blown tire caused crash that killed Maccan man

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Hwy 102 crash

AmhERst Daily News

TRURO – A motor vehicle crash near Brookfield early Thursday that claimed the life of a Maccan man was a result of a blown tire.

“After a review of the vehicle mechanical inspection report, eyewitness statements and scene evidence, we feel the cause of the accident was due to a blown left front tire on the vehicle,” RCMP Sgt. Al Affleck said Friday in a news release.

RCMP have identified the man as 36-year-old Michael David St. Peter.

St. Peter was a passenger in the vehicle driven by his wife that left the road at about 7:30 a.m., Thursday. 

The car left the road, drove along the shoulder and into the ditch before going back onto the shoulder and flipping three times before coming to a rest in the middle of the southbound lane of Highway 102 near the Hilden overpass.

St. Peter’s wife and 12-year-old son were taken to hospital in Truro, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

They were on their way to a hockey tournament in Cole Harbour. St. Peter was a coach with the Parrsboro Predators peewee team.

He leaves behind a wife and three children.

The funeral for St. Peter will be held today at 11 a.m., at the Furlong-Jones Funeral Home in Amherst with burial in the Maccan Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the Nappan United Church or a charity of choice.

Organizations: RCMP, Daily News, Furlong-Jones Funeral Home Nappan United Church

Geographic location: Maccan, AmhERst, Cole Harbour

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