Suspect driver charged after person killed in Kuujjuaq

A collision in Kuujjuaq has left one person dead and a suspect charged with impaired driving causing death.

The incident occurred Friday night, said Nunavik Police Service deputy Chief Jean-François Morin.

He said the person charged is under the age of 18 and cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Morin said the incident happened near the Newviq’vi Tullik grocery store.

Due to the suspect’s age, “we are very limited on the information we can provide,” Morin said in an email exchange with Nunatsiaq News.

He did not say if the person who died was a pedestrian or travelling in another vehicle.

Morin did not release the name or age of the victim, saying “I would not want family members or friends to learn about it in the newspapers.”

Cedric Gallant, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Nunatsiaq News