A motorcyclist lost his life in a collision in the Bas-du-Fleuve

Un motocycliste perd la vie lors d'une collision dans le Bas-du-Fleuve

SEIGNEURIE DU LAC MATAPEDIA | A motorcyclist has lost his life, Monday, at the end of the day, after a violent head-on collision possibly linked to the consumption of alcohol occurred on the territory of the Seigniory of the Matapedia lake in the Bas-Saint-Laurent.

The motorcyclist was travelling on the road Soucy to 17h when a pick-up truck, which was coming in the opposite direction, suddenly erect on the path in a curve.

The victim, a 45 year-old male domiciled in Amqui, was transported to a hospital, where doctors could only confirm his death.

The two occupants of the pickup truck, them, were not injured. However, the driver, a 29-year old man from Matane, has been placed under arrest because the alcohol may have played a role in this collision. It was released in the evening under summation, whereas the Director of criminal and penal prosecutions will review his file to determine whether charges will be filed.

A reconstructionist has been called on the spot to try to paint a portrait of the causes and circumstances that led to this accident.

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