A swerve of “rare violence” cost the life of a 36-year-old motorist and his 40-year-old passenger when the van they were in crashed into a tree in Saint-Ambroise, Saguenay.
It was a passerby who discovered the scene of the accident around 1:45 p.m. on Friday and contacted the authorities. The collision occurred on a path between rue Simard and rue des Mélèzes, out of sight.
“Their van swerved with rare violence before hitting some trees. The two occupants, from Saint-Ambroise, were unconscious when help arrived, ”explains Hugues Beaulieu, spokesman for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).
The death of the 36-year-old driver, Keven Dufour, was pronounced on the spot. His 40-year-old passenger, Dany Castonguay, was transported to the hospital center where he was declared dead.
Collision scene investigators went to the scene to determine the causes and circumstances of the accident. But for the SQ, speed would have played a very important role in this affair.
“The van was very heavily damaged,” sighs Mr. Beaulieu.