Fogarty convicted in connection with Tracadie accident

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ANTIGONISH — A 32-year-old man has been convicted of two counts each of dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving by drugs causing death in a crash that killed two teenagers in Nova Scotia.

William Byron Fogarty was charged after a fatal crash on Highway 4 in Tracadie, N.S., in November 2011.

Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Landry and 16-year-old Kory Mattie died.

During Fogarty’s trial, the Crown told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Antigonish his admission that he voluntarily took drugs and the manner in which witnesses say he drove his vehicle was evidence his driving posed a public danger.

The defence argued that Fogarty was driving aggressively but not dangerously, and asked the judge to consider the possibility the car driven by the victims was travelling too fast, based on the 16-metre skid mark at the accident scene.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Supreme Court

Geographic location: Tracadie, Antigonish

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