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Charges laid in fatal accident

The Coast Guard A 28-year-old Shelburne County man is facing charges after a tragic car accident claimed the life of a 25-year-old female passenger.

Tara Lynn Muir died at the scene of the single vehicle collision Oct. 2 in Lower Woods Harbour.

The driver received minor injuries. Both were from the Lower Woods Harbour area.

Police were called to the scene at 2:37 a.m. The late model Dodge Stratus was eastbound on Highway 3 when it went out of control, crossed the road and collided with a tree.

It was raining heavily at the time. Speed and alcohol were alleged fac-tors.

The driver, whose name has not been released, is facing charges of impaired driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, careless and imprudent driving, and driving while suspended.

He is scheduled to appear in Barrington Provincial Court on November 30.

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