Driver released after crash kills officer
The RCMP is seeking the public’s help in its investigation into the crash Tuesday night near Memramcook, N.B., that killed a Nova Scotia Mountie who had stopped to help motorists change a flat tire. Const. Frank Deschenes was assisting the two occupants of an SUV when a cargo van plowed into his cruiser and the SUV.
The male driver of the van a dark blue 2008 Dodge with Pennsylvania licence plate ZBN 8883 - was released from custody Wednesday evening on conditions set by a court. No charges have been laid. RCMP Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh says investigators want to speak to any motorists who saw the van.
“Police are asking anyone who was travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway between Moncton and Memramcook between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 12, and has any information, they’re asked to call the RCMP,” she said. “We want to know if the van was driving erratically, or any information like that.” Rogers-Marsh says police have spoken to several witnesses and would like to talk to anyone with information who has not yet spoken to the RCMP.