Investigation continues into fatal New Annan crash

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RCMP unable to release name of victim of second Monday collision in Newton

SUMMERSIDE – Police are still unable to release the names of both the victim in Monday’s fatal motor-vehicle collision in Newton, and the accused in a separate crash in New Annan that occurred the same day.

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East Prince RCMP is awaiting accident reconstruction results for the single-vehicle rollover in New Annan that claimed the life of Paul Gerard Cormier, 53, of Summerside. Sgt. Kent MacKay said those results may not be available for several weeks.

A 57-year-old Summerside man will appear in court Dec. 6 to answer to multiple charges related to that accident, including impaired driving causing death, MacKay said.

Meanwhile, a 33-year-old man from Summerside died in a separate collision at the intersection of the Scales Pond and Newton roads Monday. The crash also critically injured one of the vehicle’s two passengers, a 57-year-old woman.

MacKay said some of the deceased’s next-of-kin are out of province and haven’t been notified, so the RCMP is still withholding the man’s name.

The passenger was airlifted to Halifax, where police said she remains in critical condition.

The RCMP doesn’t anticipate any charges to arise from the Newton collision.




Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Newton, Summerside, Halifax

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  • Busy Bodies
    October 19, 2012 - 23:26

    You bunch of old nosy busy bodies! Why do you think you need to know so bad who the driver is? What business is it of yours who he is? I am sure if you go to the local Tim's you will find out! Seriously! If it needs to be released then they will release it but until then cool your jets! (no I am not related to the driver but I just don't think it is any of my business!)

  • tanya
    October 18, 2012 - 19:15

    we know they are holding the drunk drivers name, but since he has a court date, he has been charged.........SO WHY IS HE SO IMPORTANT THAT THEY PROTECTING HIM......

  • don
    October 18, 2012 - 18:38

    i still think something smells. any other time the names would be out by now and charges laid. who is stopping this? who has the power to control the RCMP ?