A coroner`s investigation into the death of a Sureté du Québec police officer in September of 2012 has concluded that excessive speed and an outstanding recall on the patrol vehicle she was driving were factors in her death.
23 year old Katia Hadouchi was killed in a high-speed roll-over accident in Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare in the Lanaudière region while responding to a 911 call.
The coroner`s report notes that the patrol car, a 2010 Chevy Impala, had an outstanding recall notice for a defective suspension arm.
But the report also says that travelling at 178 kilometres per hour when she lost control of the vehicle was another factor in the officer`s death.
The corner says the police force must implement measures to ensure that all vehicles with outstanding recall notices are taken off the road until they can be serviced.