Chiasson preliminary hearing set for fall

Evidence will be reviewed at hearing into fatal West Coast Road accident

A preliminary hearing to review evidence regarding the fatal West Coast Road accident has been set for Nov. 20 at Western Communities court.

The driver in the accident, David Chiasson, 18, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, theft and possession of stolen property.

At the preliminary hearing, the judge will determine whether the evidence presented is sufficient to stand trial.

A plea has not yet been entered.

The single-vehicle accident, involving a stolen vehicle, occurred on April 9 on the 7000-block of West Coast Rd. The vehicle lost control on the narrow road’s gravel shoulder, ran into a power pole and flipped over into a ditch.

The accident resulted in the death of 15-year-old  Nicolas ‘Nic’ Twiddy.

Two other passengers, Steve Livingstone, 18, and Maria Forbes, 15, were also injured. Forbes was airlifted from the accident scene to hospital with serious head injuries.