PTSD Death

March 18, 2017

A military veteran who died in an alleged hit and run in Cape Breton will be laid to rest today.

However, family members say they remain upset about questions about how Jackie Deveau left the hospital where he was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ida LeLievre (Le-Lee-ev-rah) says she is troubled by the “cracks in the system” that allowed her cousin to leave Cape Breton Regional Hospital only two days after checking himself in for treatment.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is declining comment, citing privacy reasons.

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