Driver charged with murder for 2019 crash in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Que.

The Sûreté du Québec investigated after a head-on crash on Highway 50 Oct. 6, 2019 involving this truck and a recreational vehicle. (Denis Babin/Radio-Canada - image credit)
The Sûreté du Québec investigated after a head-on crash on Highway 50 Oct. 6, 2019 involving this truck and a recreational vehicle. (Denis Babin/Radio-Canada - image credit)

Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police have charged a 33-year-old man from Saint-Polycarpe, Que., more than three years after a fatal crash between Gatineau and Montreal, alleging he killed another driver on purpose.

The head-on collision happened around 1 p.m. Oct. 6, 2019 on Highway 50 in the municipality of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Que.

According to the SQ at that time, the driver of a truck left his lane and collided with an oncoming RV.

Both drivers were rushed to hospital with major injuries, police said. The driver of the RV, a 50-year-old man from the Montreal suburb of Mirabel, was pronounced dead later that day.

Denis Babin/Radio-Canada
Denis Babin/Radio-Canada

On Thursday, the SQ said in a French news release the driver that survived was arrested Wednesday and is being charged with second-degree murder.

Police allege he made a manoeuvre that led to the other driver's death.