Two fatal frontal collisions in Montérégie

The weather may have played a role.

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Two fatal head-on collisions took place in Montérégie Thursday evening, around the time of severe thunderstorms in southern Quebec.

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Around 5:30 p.m., a collision involving three vehicles occurred on Route 209.

“A Honda Civic crossed the lane in the opposite direction, where two vehicles were coming in the opposite direction,” said a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec.

The first vehicle, a van, managed to avoid the Honda but entered a ditch and hit a utility pole. No one in the vehicle was injured.

The second vehicle, behind the van, collided with the Honda, whose 45-year-old driver died in the accident.

The other driver, a 19-year-old man, was seriously injured, but his life is not in danger.

Route 209 was closed to allow collision experts to examine the scene and Hydro-Quebec workers to repair the pole.

The second accident took place in St-Stanislas-de-Kostka.

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Around 5:15 p.m., a head-on collision took place on Route 132 near Montée Léger.

“The weather conditions made visibility difficult,” said the SQ spokesperson.

“We don’t know who is wrong, but the driver of one of the vehicles got stuck in his car. The jaws of life were used and he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim was an 82-year-old man from Ste-Barbe.

The other driver, a 21-year-old man, was seriously injured and was taken to hospital, “but there is no fear for his life”.

The road was closed for collision experts to examine the scene.

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