January 27, 2018 12:40 pm
Updated: January 27, 2018 5:14 pm

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Halifax’s south end

Nova Scotia Power was on scene Saturday morning to repair a damaged utility pole.

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A 63-year-old man is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning in Halifax.

Halifax Regional Police said they responded to a motor vehicle collision at 2:55 a.m. at Queen Street near Green Street.

Staff Sgt. Robert Fox said the victim was found pinned underneath the vehicle by Halifax Fire and Emergency Services. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers found the vehicle had also damaged a building and a utility pole. They arrested a male driver at the scene and transported him to Halifax Regional Police Headquarters for a breath test.

The driver has since been identified as 23-year-old Dennis Patterson of New Brunswick. He is being charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired and impaired driving causing death. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Police say the identify of the victim will not be released until next of kin are notified.



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