July 15, 2014 10:30 am
Updated: July 15, 2014 11:52 am

Infant dead after Highway 20 collision

Surete du Quebec crest on a service vehicle.

Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

SAINT-HYACINTHE – A baby boy is dead after a semi-trailer truck collided with a car on Highway 20 near Saint-Hyacinthe.

The crash happened around 5:40 p.m. Monday evening.

According to police, the car was sitting on the shoulder of the highway near the municipality of La Presentation in the Monteregie region when the truck slammed into it.

The child, who was less than a year old, suffered critical injuries.

Two adults in the vehicle and one outside the car suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident.

“All the people were transported to hospital and the little baby was pronounced dead,” said Sergeant Claude Denis of the Sûreté du Québec.

Police are still working to find out the cause of the accident.

They believe the vehicle was parked on the shoulder of the road because the car had stopped for a passenger crossing the highway.

Global News

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