A motorist dies in Grandes-Piles following a police chase

A motorist loses his life in Grandes-Piles following a police chase

Highway 155 is closed to traffic in both directions.

A 39-year-old man who was driving at high speed on highway 55, then on route 155 in Mauricie lost his life this morning in Grandes-Piles. The Bureau of Independent Investigations (BEI) will take charge of the investigation, as the individual lost his life after being at the heart of a police pursuit.

Highway 155 has been closed to traffic in both directions for a few hours already. was not in service saw a vehicle driving at high speed on the 55 near Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, says the BEI. He warned his colleagues who were deployed further north on the highway.

A police officer was able to pick up the speed of the motorist in Shawinigan, which would then have been 192 km/h.

The officer began a pursuit, but the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) quickly decided, a few minutes later, to abandon the pursuit due to the high speed at which the individual was driving, indicates the Bureau of Independent Investigations.

Afterwards, at the roundabout in Grandes-Piles, the motorist allegedly lost control of his vehicle and swerved to death.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The man was alone in his vehicle, according to the SQ. The identity of the victim has not been released.

BEI investigators will attend the scene of the accident.

In accordance with the Regulation respecting the conduct of investigations of the Bureau of Independent Investigations, it is the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) which will act as a support police service, indicates the EIB in a press release.

With information from Marilyn Marceau

The accident occurred on Route 155 near Grandes-Piles. The red line indicates places that are currently inaccessible to motorists and truckers.

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