Speed a possible factor in fatal crash on Hwy 344
MONTREAL – One man is dead and another in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash in Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, located south of Lachute on the Ottawa River.
Police said the incident happened at 4 a.m. Sunday as the car was heading east on Highway 344, near Lapierre Street.
The vehicle slammed into a tree, after the driver lost control of the car while negotiating a curve.
The 34-year-old male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Highway 344 remained closed as of 1:30 p.m. Sunday as investigators with the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) examined the scene.
A detour is in place via Montée Robert.
SQ spokesperson Sgt. Daniel Thibodeau said speed may have been a contributing factor in the crash.
The investigation continues.
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