6-year old Quebec boy killed by snowmobile driven by aunt

A six-year-old boy has died after the small snowmobile he was driving crashed in Lantier, Quebec Sunday at about 12:15 p.m.

The boy was riding down a hill on private property near Cardin Lake when his small vehicle collided with a larger snowmobile ascending the same hill, driven by the boy’s aunt.

She reported that she had not seen the boy coming.

The young victim was crushed by the larger vehicle.

The boy - who was wearing a helmet - was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after.

His aunt was treated for nervous shock.

The provincial police is investigating the incident.

Lantier is a small town of less than 1,000 residents in the Laurentians about 115 km north of Montreal.

Photo credit: quebecmaritime.ca

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