2 men charged in connection with 2019 crash near Rothesay, N.B.

Two people are facing charges in connection with a multi-vehicle crash that took place near Rothesay, N.B., in October 2019.

One of the men reportedly failed to appear for his scheduled court date on Tuesday and is now wanted by the Saint John Police Force.

Jim Hennessy, a spokesperson for Saint John police, said the crash occurred after police pursued a vehicle in Saint John at approximately 2 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2019.

Officers followed the vehicle into Rothesay before they ended their chase, Hennessy said in a press release.

The vehicle reportedly continued towards the Mackay Highway at a high speed before crossing into a lane of oncoming traffic and colliding with a vehicle.

According to police, the driver of the oncoming vehicle was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the two people in the suspect vehicle were also taken to hospital.

Two men now face a charge each of failing to stop, dangerous driving and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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