April 17, 2024

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Farmer liable for death of motorcyclist

Farmer liable for death of motorcyclist

A farmer from the Portneuf area is facing serious charges after a collision with his tractor that killed a motorcyclist in the summer of 2023.

Françoise Trottier, soon to be 72, has been charged with criminal negligence and dangerous driving for causing the death of a 45-year-old mother of two.

During the trial on March 26, the Deschambault-Grondines resident promised in court to plead guilty, but only in the fall.

François Trottier at the Court of Quebec on March 26, 20224.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Yannick Bergeron

The prosecution agreed to adjourn its case until the summer to allow work to be carried out. His job is as a farmerMe Jean-François Paré pointed out DBCP.

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The fatal collision occurred on July 31 on Route 138 West in Dessambault-Grondins, near the Route du Quai.