1 dead in Mont Laurier police chase

Photo: CTV Montreal

For the second time in two days, a police chase in Quebec has ended in tragedy.

Around 8:30 p.m. Friday, Surete du Quebec officers were chasing a truck with three occupants in Mont Laurier, about 243 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

At the intersection of Highways 117 and 309, the truck veered and collided with a car travelling in the opposite direction.

A male passenger was killed on impact. A female passenger is in critical condition in hospital.

Police arrested the three occupants of the truck. They are comprised of two adults and a juvenile, who will be questioned on Saturday.

The investigation into the crash has been transferred to the Montreal police.

In another police chase, a 20-year-old man died Thursday when he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree in St. Blaise sur Richelieu on the South Shore.

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