Accident on Route 195 in Mattan

Accident on Route 195 in Mattan

One person was killed and another was injured in a work-related accident near Riviere-Matane on Route 195 Thursday afternoon.

The accident took place around 4 pm when the two vehicles involved in the accident were cleaning the road in the area. SQ spokesperson Ève Brochu-Joubert notes that the two vehicles were following each other and, for reasons to be confirmed, the vehicle behind (the pick-up) collided with the engine sweeper.

A 60-year-old man in the rear vehicle was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. His death was finally confirmed by authorities on Friday morning. Second, there were more minor injuries.

A patrol officer trained in collision investigation went to the scene to determine the exact circumstances of the accident.

On Friday morning, the information officer of the Sûreté du Québec, Élisabeth Marquis-Guy, indicated that initial assumptions allow for progress in the investigation. “The theory of driver discomfort prior to collision is examined. »

Route 195 was completely closed Thursday afternoon for emergency services to respond.

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