A 16-year-old girl was killed and three other teens were injured Sunday in a crash following what police say was a street race in Lochaber, Que., east of Gatineau.
Emergency vehicles were called to the crash on chemin du 4e Rang du Gore shortly before 5 p.m., the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) told Radio-Canada.
According to police, two vehicles were racing when one vehicle veered off the road and ended up in a large ravine. The driver and three passengers were rushed to hospital with critical injuries, SQ spokesperson Nicolas Scholtus said.
Police said Monday morning a 16-year-old girl who was a passenger had died. They didn't release her name.
Two of the other people in the vehicle, including the 17-year-old driver, were taken to hospital in stable condition and the fourth was later discharged from hospital, the SQ said Monday.
Police said they'd spoken to the 18-year-old driver of the second vehicle who was not hurt. Neither were their two passengers.
Counsellors were made available to students at L'École secondaire Louis-Joseph-Papineau, located in nearby Papineauville, Que.
Thurso is approximately 50 kilometres northeast of downtown Ottawa.