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Woman facing charges after body found in submerged truck that crashed off ferry near Westport

Michelle Pugh was arrested on April 14 on Brier Island and has been held in custody since her arrest. File / Global News

A 36-year-old woman has been charged after the body of a 68-year-old man was recovered from a submerged truck near Westport, N.S., on Tuesday.

Nova Scotia RCMP say the truck had driven onto the ferry, which was docked at the time, in Westport at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday.

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Police say it then drove off the other side into the water.

A woman was rescued from the water by staff at the ferry terminal. She was not injured.

The driver of the truck has been identified as 46-year-old Michelle Pugh of Westport. Pugh was arrested on April 14 on Brier Island and has been held in custody since her arrest.

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She has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and criminal negligence causing death.

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