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.
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.