The man accused of driving the car that killed a 15-year-old Dartmouth boy is facing another charge.

On Thursday, Halifax Regional Police charged Matthew Lesley Grimm, 18, with failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

David Alexander Julien, 15, was in the back seat of a white Honda Accord when it crashed into a pole on Cranberry Crescent in Dartmouth on Sunday night.

He died at the scene and his funeral is Friday.

Witnesses say the driver and another passenger took off on foot after the accident.

Two 18-year-old men turned themselves in the next day.

The other passenger, Thomas Glen Dixon, 18, was charged on Tuesday with breaching a court order, while Grimm was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of breach of an undertaking and one count of breach of probation.

He was also ticketed on Thursday for driving without a licence, registration, insurance or a valid inspection sticker.

At the time, police didn’t charge Grimm with failing to remain at the scene because it was believed the charge only applied if the person drove away.

But police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said they laid the charge after further investigation into case law and a consultation with Crown attorneys.

“They felt the charge was applicable in this case where it’s alleged the driver fled on foot,” Palmeter said.

Grimm was to appear in court for a bail hearing on Thursday but instead was arraigned on the new charge and remanded back to the Burnside jail.

He will be back in a Dartmouth courtroom on May 26 for his bail hearing.