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RCMP investigate hit-and-run crash on Hwy 102 near Miller Lake

By Kelli Rickard Oct 29, 2023 | 12:22 PM

The RCMP is asking the public to help identify a driver involved in a hit-and-run collision on Hwy. 102 that left three people injured.

On Saturday, October 28th at about 9:10 a.m., Halifax District RCMP received a report of a blue Toyota Echo, Nova Scotia licence plate GYT158, that was travelling at an excessive speed and went through a red light on Windmill Road in Dartmouth.

At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers received a second report that the same vehicle was travelling outbound in the inbound lanes on Hwy 118.

About five minutes later,  police  responded to a head-on collision on Hwy 102 near Miller Lake. The blue Toyota Echo was observed driving outbound in the inbound lanes when it collided with a Jeep Wrangler.

The driver of the Toyota Echo fled into the woods. Officers believe the driver may have been impaired.

The driver of the Jeep Wrangler, a 38-year-old woman, and a 33-year-old female passenger, both of Truro, had minor injuries. The third occupant, a 60-year-old woman from Bible Hill had serious injuries.

Hwy 102 inbound near Miller Lake was closed for several hours to allow for a Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist to examine the scene.

Officers with the help of RCMP Police Dog Services were unable to locate the driver of the Toyota Echo.

Anyone with information related to the identity of the driver of the Toyota Echo or with photo or video footage is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.