NEWPORT, Que. — Three separate road crashes across Quebec this weekend has left two drivers dead and sent a third driver to hospital with serious injuries.
The incidents took place Saturday in the province's Eastern Townships, Charlevoix and Lower Saint-Lawrence regions.
In Newport, Que., in the Eastern Townships, a man in his 30s was found unconscious in his vehicle after it slid into a ditch on Route 212.
The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, and police say the incident is under investigation.
Police say a man in his 20s lost control of a 4-by-4 vehicle in Saint-Simeon, in the Charlevoix region near Quebec City, and died of his injuries.
Provincial police also responded to a call around 7:20 p.m. Saturday after a pick-up truck went off the road in Saint-Valerien, Que., about 20 kilometres from Rimouski in the Lower Saint-Lawrence region.
Authorities say the driver of that vehicle, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital in very critical condition.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 27, 2020.
The Canadian Press