© Hants County Journal
Traffic was at a standstill as emergency responders and the RCMP responded to a serious collision.
A six-year-old boy injured in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 near Falmouth has died.
The four-vehicle accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and included a tractor-trailer and a mobile home.
Police say an adult man and woman and a three-year-old girl were hospitalized after the crash, which closed the highway in both directions.
A six-year-old boy and eight-year-old girl were both taken to the IWK Health Centre by LifeFlight helicopter.
The woman and children were all in the same vehicle, and the man was driving the tractor-trailer.
Police say the six-year-old died in hospital on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday night, police announced they were charging the 59-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer with causing the accident. The Montreal man was to appear in court at a later date charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. That charged has now been upgraded to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
There have been 14 fatal accidents on Nova Scotia highways since June 2, and 35 so far this year, according to the provincial Department of Transportation.