Suspect in fatal Dartmouth hit and run released on conditions

Matthew Kennedy, 24, is facing charges of criminal negligence causing death and leaving the scene of an accident. Facebook/Matt Kennedy

A 24-year-old man who was arrested over the weekend in connection with a fatal hit and run in Dartmouth has been released on conditions.

Halifax Regional Police say a 57-year-old man was struck by a vehicle at 350 Pleasant St. in Dartmouth at around 5:50 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim has not been released.

Shortly after the crash, police said the vehicle involved did not stay at the scene.

In a news release Saturday, police said Matthew Gerald Kennedy was arrested and is facing charges of criminal negligence causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

READ MORE: Man, 24, arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run collision in Dartmouth

Kennedy was held in custody over the weekend and appeared in Dartmouth provincial court on Monday for a show cause hearing.

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Kennedy’s was released on his own recognizance and is required to stay at a residence in Bedford when not attending classes at the Nova Scotia Community College Ivany campus.

He is also not allowed to drive a motor vehicle, leave the province or apply for a passport.

READ MORE: Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run collision on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth

Kennedy is scheduled to return to court on April 10.

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