N.S. man faces second-degree murder charge after man struck, run over by truck

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HALIFAX — A 58-year-old Nova Scotia man is facing a charge of second-degree murder after police allege a man was intentionally hit by a motor vehicle and run over multiple times.

The RCMP says in a release today that Terry Richard Johnson of Bayport will be arraigned at Lunenburg provincial court on Monday.

Investigators say they responded to a report Thursday night of a man being run over by a truck in Dublin Shore, about 20 kilometres west of Lunenburg.

Police say the truck had fled the scene before they arrived, and the victim, a 44-year-old man from Lunenburg, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Mounties allege the truck had run over the victim several times.

Police say they located the driver and truck at a home on Highway 332 in Bayport and he was arrested without incident.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 19, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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