N.S. man charged with impaired driving causing death in Roxville crash

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Global News at 6 Halifax from March 17, 2023.

A man has been charged with impaired driving causing death, three months after a fatal crash in Roxville, N.S.

In a release Friday, the RCMP said officers responded to the crash on Highway 217  on Dec. 22 shortly before 9 a.m.

“RCMP officers learned that a pickup truck and a panel van were travelling in opposite directions when they collided,” it said.

The driver and sole occupant of the panel van, a 57-year-old man from Bayview, died at the scene.

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The driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck, a 35-year-old man from Roxville, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

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The release said investigators determined the driver of the pickup truck had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit at the time of the crash.

The man, Tyler Christian Sachs, was arrested Thursday and charged with impaired operation of a conveyance causing death, and operation while prohibited.

Sachs appeared in Digby Provincial Court earlier this week and was released on conditions. He’s scheduled to reappear on March 21.

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