Driver, pedestrian dead after car crashes into depanneur in Montreal's east end

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The man driving the car was pronounced dead on the scene. Another man was taken to hospital in critical condition where he later died.  (Mathieu Wagner/Radio-Canada - image credit)
The man driving the car was pronounced dead on the scene. Another man was taken to hospital in critical condition where he later died. (Mathieu Wagner/Radio-Canada - image credit)

A motorist and a pedestrian are dead after a car crashed into a depanneur in Montreal's Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough Saturday morning.

Police say a 911 call came in around 8:30 a.m. for a collision between a car and a business on Sherbrooke Street East, near Des Ormeaux Street.

The male driver was reportedly heading eastbound on Sherbrooke when he suddenly crashed into the convenience store.

He was pronounced dead on scene.

Another man was taken to hospital in critical condition where he later died. Police believe him to be a pedestrian that was hit by the car as it careened toward the building.

Police say no one inside the depanneur appeared to be injured following the crash. Firefighters are on scene evaluating the structure of the building before attempting to remove the vehicle from the store.

Multiple cars parked on Sherbrooke near the crash were also damaged. Investigators will determine whether the damages were a result of the incident.

Road closures persist on Sherbrooke Street between Joffre and Honoré-Beaugrand Streets.