Quebec police watchdog investigating after 2 killed near Joliette

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Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officers tried to stop one of the vehicles, which allegedly had a fake licence plate. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officers tried to stop one of the vehicles, which allegedly had a fake licence plate. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)

Quebec's police watchdog is investigating after two people were killed during a police pursuit near Joliette Tuesday night.

The Bureau d'enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) says around 8:30 p.m., provincial police reportedly saw two noisy vehicles on Route 348, near Saint-Béatrix Road in Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Que., about 30 kilometres from Joliette.

Sûreté du Québec officers tried to stop one of the vehicles, which allegedly had a fake licence plate, but the driver took off.

According to the BEI, the vehicle sped up and collided with a scooter, killing both the driver of the scooter and a passenger in the vehicle.

Five BEI investigators will be looking in to the incident.

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