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BEI investigating following fatal police intervention in Lacolle

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WATCH ABOVE: Quebec’s Bureau of independent investigations has taken charge of an investigation in Lacolle following a fatality during a police intervention Friday morning on Highway 202 – Mar 31, 2017

Quebec’s Bureau of independent investigations (BEI) has dispatched a team of nine investigators to Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, following the death of a 34-year-old man in a collision on Highway 202 Friday.

Preliminary reports suggest the driver was speeding, allegedly going as fast as of 165 km/h.

Officers with the Sûreté du Québec who were monitoring the highway then turned on their sirens, did a u-turn and gave chase.

However, after a short pursuit the officers turned off the sirens due to the increasing distance between the speeding vehicle and the police cruiser.

Officers then reported seeing a red light in the distance and drove on to investigate only to discover the driver had crashed.

He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Highway 202 has been closed since 3:30 a.m. and will remained closed for an undetermined period as the investigation continues.

 

 

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