2 men in plane crash west of Montreal have died

The two men aboard a small plane that crashed west of Montreal Monday evening have died.

The men, both in their 20s, were seriously injured when their plane went down at around 6:45 p.m. in Les Cèdres, Que., just west of Montreal, said Sgt. Hélène Nepton, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec.

The two victims were transported to hospital but they died overnight.

As to what caused the crash, Nepton said it is too early to tell. However, she said Hydro-Québec lines were broken nearby and possibly a pole was damaged as well.

"Obviously, we opened an investigation," said Nepton, noting Canada's Transportation Safety Board was also notified of the crash.