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Whycocomagh man arrested after fatal car crash

A 22-year-old man from Whycocomagh has been arrested after a fatal single-vehicle crash in Glencoe, N.S., on Aug. 8. File / The Canadian Press

A 22-year-old man from Whycocomagh has been arrested after a fatal single-vehicle collision in Glencoe, N.S., Saturday evening.

When police arrived on scene around 8 p.m., officers said a jeep was travelling northbound on Macleod Settlement Road when it struck a bank and rolled.

Police say a 19-year-old man from Whycocomagh was pronounced deceased on the scene.

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A 20-year-old woman from Mabou that had been ejected from the vehicle was transported to hospital for serious non-life threatening injuries. Police say three other occupants of the vehicle were treated for minor injuries.

Police say the driver of the vehicle took a roadside screening device test and failed.

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He was then arrested for impaired driving, taken to the detachment for further breath sample and is now held in custody, according to police.

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The driver is facing charges of impaired operation of a conveyance causing death and impaired operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm.

Police say he will be appearing in Port Hawkesbury provincial court on Aug. 10.

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