Man charged with impaired driving causing 18-year-old's death after collision
A 24-year-old man was charged with impaired driving causing death after a young man died in a collision Saturday evening on Highway 20 in Sainte-Hélène-de-Bagot in the Montérégie.
Early reports indicate a white pickup truck with an Ontario licence plate travelling eastbound in the westbound lane slammed into an oncoming vehicle carrying five people.
The truck's driver, Mathieu Veillette, was not injured. He faces a total of six charges including dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Veillette is from Williamstown, Ont., about 100 kilometres from Ottawa.
The Sûreté du Québec received a call at 11:30 p.m. about a violent crash.
One passenger, 18-year-old Mathis Filion, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The driver and three other passengers of the vehicle were taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Highway 20 was closed to traffic for several hours but has reopened.
The Sûreté du Québec is investigating.