A 34-year-old woman from Chicoutimi tragically lost her life in a face-to-face encounter on Route 169 in the corner of Delisle, Alma, on Monday night.
C is around 17h that the frontal collision between a Honda Civic and a Dodge Ram pickup has occurred up to now Pro ® Mechanical. The man in his fifties driving the other vehicle suffered a violent nervous shock and was taken to Alma Hospital. The two drivers involved were alone in their respective vehicles.
The lady driving the sedan car southbound on the road that has a speed limit of 70 km / h in this area is likely, for some reason still unknown, to have deviated from its trajectory to hit the truck with arrived in the opposite direction. The extrication tongs were needed to remove it from the vehicle. She was later taken to Alma Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. There is no fear, however, for the life of the other victim of the accident, a man about 50 years old.
A collision investigation patrol officer from the Sûreté du Québec stayed behind to understand what happened.
The accident disrupted the return of several residents of the area, as Route 169 was closed for a little over two hours. The cars were diverted by the road 172 and the street of Agathes. Traffic was able to resume in the early evening, around 19:15.
This is not the first fatal accident to occur this year on Route 169 that goes around Lake Saint-Jean. In 2017, six people died there. And the year 2018 is no less deadly since already a 24-year-old man died a few weeks ago in the Albanel sector.
Frontal collisions are frequent on this road that runs along the Piékouagami, each death in 2017 having occurred in a face-to-face. Illegal overtaking and the sometimes mild weather in winter leave no room for error for motorists in the region.