Motorist dies after head-on collision in Outaouais

The Sûreté du Québec indicated that a driver passed a vehicle on a narrow road, without apparently seeing the victim’s car driving in the opposite direction.

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A woman died Tuesday afternoon after her vehicle was involved in a head-on collision on Route 105 near Bouchette in Outaouais.

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Sûreté du Québec said a driver heading south on the highway passed the vehicle in front of him on a narrow stretch of road, apparently not seeing the victim’s car traveling north in the oncoming lane. reverse.

The driver who performed the overtaking maneuver was taken to hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.

The victim had to be extricated from the wreckage of his vehicle and was pronounced dead in hospital.

Investigators are examining theories ranging from a deliberate act to glare from sunlight and are interviewing witnesses to the event.

Overtaking is permitted on the stretch of road where the incident occurred, but “obviously the (driver) didn’t have time to overtake at all,” said SQ spokeswoman Audrey -Ann Bilodeau.

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