Quebec police watchdog investigating after police chase on highway ends in two deaths

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MONTREAL — Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating after two people died following a police chase on a highway early this morning in St-Jerome, outside of Montreal.

The watchdog, called Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes, say the accident happened at about 1 a.m. Sunday as local police pursued the driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle.

The suspect allegedly fled the police and sped up before crashing into another vehicle, causing both to catch fire.

The watchdog says the driver of the allegedly stolen vehicle and one of the three occupants of the second car have died.

The victims' identities have not been released.

The watchdog assigned five investigators to the probe and will have help from two provincial police technicians.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on April 17, 2022.

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