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Man charged with impaired driving in Cape Breton crash that killed 10-year-old on bike

Colin Hugh Tweedie, 27, is facing multiple charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death
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RCMP vehicle (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

A 27-year-old man is facing several charges, including impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, in a crash that killed a 10-year-old in Cape Breton.

RCMP say the girl was riding her bicycle on Black Rock Rd. in Big Bras d'Or at around 9:45 p.m. on July 11, when she was struck by an SUV. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver of the vehicle fled, but Mounties tracked down the SUV at a home in Victoria County.
 
In addition to impaired driving, Colin Hugh Tweedie, 27, of Black Rock has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, failing to stop after an accident causing death and obstruction.

He is scheduled to appear in Wagmatcook Provincial Court on September 5, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.




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