August 31, 2014 10:56 am

Speeding driver to be charged after killing pedestrian in Huntingdon

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HUNTINGDON – A speeding driver is facing serious charges after hitting and killing a 72-year-old-man Saturday evening.

The violent high-speed accident occurred around 7:00 p.m. in Huntingdon, just over 70 kilometres away from Montreal.

The 32-year-old driver also hit three parked cars on Châteauguay street before rolling his own vehicle.

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Sûrete du Québec spokesperson Claude Denis said SQ officers initially noticed the suspect’s car because it was exceeding the speed limit.

Yet, there was no police chase as the officers, who were driving in the opposite direction on the 138, lost sight of the driver when they turned around to catch him.

The death of the pedestrian was confirmed on the scene.

The driver was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery for serious injuries.

Charges will be laid via telephone.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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