November 27, 2022

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2 people died in an accident in Chagune

A violent three-vehicle crash in Saguenay killed two people and seriously injured two others, Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Saint-Famille in Chicoutimi Parish.

A body recovered from the rubble.

Photo by Roger Gagnon, QMI Agency

A body recovered from the rubble.

According to the Saguenay Police Department (SPS), a pickup truck with a trailer attached struck the first vehicle first after losing control.

SPS spokeswoman Andréanne Nolin explains that the impact would have caused the van to veer off its path and collide with a tanker truck traveling in the opposite direction.

Photo by Roger Gagnon, QMI Agency

According to eyewitnesses, the first vehicle was waiting at a green light to turn left. Information that cannot be confirmed by the authorities.

Other injured victims

The 30-year-old woman who was driving the van did not stop and died instantly.

One of the passengers, a 32-year-old man, succumbed to his injuries a few hours later.

The woman driving the van and a passenger in the same vehicle were killed in the Wednesday morning accident in Chicoutimi, Saguenay.

Photo by Roger Gagnon, QMI Agency

The woman driving the van and a passenger in the same vehicle were killed in the Wednesday morning accident in Chicoutimi, Saguenay.

Two other occupants of the same vehicle belonging to the landscaping company were taken to Sikotimi Hospital in critical condition. But then they stabilized.

The occupants of the other two vehicles involved were not seriously injured.

Collision reconstruction experts from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) were called to the scene to support investigators from the Saguenay Police Department.

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They specifically looked at surveillance cameras in the department and questioned witnesses to establish more precisely the circumstances of the tragedy.

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Probably not guilty

“At the moment, we don’t have any criminal elements, but we’re not closing any doors,” explained a spokesperson for SPS.

Emergency-Environmental intervention was requested after the contents of the tanker truck’s fuel tank spilled into the ditch.

Boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste was still closed early in the evening.

– In collaboration with TVA Nouvelles and Louis Deschênes

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