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Impaired driving charges upgraded after crash victim dies from injuries: N.S. RCMP

Nova Scotia RCMP have upgraded the charges laid against a 28-year-old man after a victim in a two-vehicle crash earlier this month died from his injuries. File / Global News

A 28-year-old man is now facing harsher charges in connection with a two-vehicle collision in Coldbrook, N.S., earlier this month after a victim in the crash later died from his injuries.

Nova Scotia RCMP say the crash along English Mountain Road was reported at around 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 15.

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Officers arrived to find an injured man trapped inside one damaged truck while another truck was on fire.

An 84-year-old man was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries and has since died, according to police.

As a result of the man’s death, Shawn David Hart, 28, from Cambridge, has been charged with impaired operation of a conveyance causing death, as well as two other impaired driving charges.

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He is scheduled to appear in Kentville provincial court on Oct. 8.

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