Fatality

New Brunswick man charged after pedestrian killed in Halifax

63-year-old man dead, Dennis Patterson charged with impaired driving

Halifax Regional Police have taken a male driver into custody after the death of a pedestrian.   Jessica Sundblad

A New Brunswick man has been charged with impaired driving causing death, after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed in Halifax’s south end Saturday morning.

Just before 3 a.m., police arrived at 1079 Queen St. and found a 63-year-old man pinned under the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Halifax Regional Police said driver Dennis Patterson, 23, was arrested nearby. They have also charged him with operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

Patterson is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

No other details are known about the victim. Police won’t release his name until his relatives have been notified.

The single-vehicle crash also damaged a utility pole, which shut down traffic in the area for some time Saturday.

There were no pedestrian-vehicle fatalities in the HRM in 2016 and from January to November 2017, according to a report last month from police.