Driver re­leased af­ter crash kills of­fi­cer

Journal Pioneer - - ATLANTIC -

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.

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