Boy, 6, dies in hospital after multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101

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Traffic was at a standstill as emergency responders and the RCMP responded to a serious collision.

A six-year-old boy injured in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 near Falmouth has died.

The four-vehicle accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and included a tractor-trailer and a mobile home.

Police say an adult man and woman and a three-year-old girl were hospitalized after the crash, which closed the highway in both directions.

A six-year-old boy and eight-year-old girl were both taken to the IWK Health Centre by LifeFlight helicopter.

The woman and children were all in the same vehicle, and the man was driving the tractor-trailer.

Police say the six-year-old died in hospital on Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday night, police announced they were charging the 59-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer with causing the accident. The Montreal man was to appear in court at a later date charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. That charged has now been upgraded to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

There have been 14 fatal accidents on Nova Scotia highways since June 2, and 35 so far this year, according to the provincial Department of Transportation.

 

Related: Tractor trailer driver charged after 5 people, including 3 kids, hurt in highway crash

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  • Natalie Stanton
    July 10, 2013 - 19:51

    R.I.P. Heaven has gained another beautiful angle