One dead and several injured in a collision between Chicoutimi and La Baie

One dead and several injured in a collision between Chicoutimi and La Baie

The accident occurred at the corner of boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste and rang Sainte-Famille.

A violent collision involving three vehicles, including a tank truck, killed one person on Wednesday morning at the corner of boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste and rang Sainte-Famille in the borough of Chicoutimi.

Three people were also seriously injured in this accident and had to be rushed to hospital. Another suffered minor injuries.

An accident reconstruction technician from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) is on the scene to learn more about the circumstances that led to this fatal collision. Investigators will also view surveillance cameras in the area.

A tank truck was notably involved in the accident.

< p class="e-p">According to initial information, one of the vehicles was stopped at a green light and was waiting to turn left when it was hit by another. A sort of mini pile-up ensued afterwards.

Traffic is completely interrupted on this section which connects the boroughs of La Baie and Chicoutimi. The area is to be avoided. The police recommend that motorists take the highway instead.

With information from Priscilla Plamondon-Lalancette

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