BEI investigating after pedestrian killed during police chase

Quebec's Bureau of independent investigations has taken over an investigation into the death of a 66-year-old man, Monday, July 31, 2017. The Canadian Press / File Photo

A 66-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle during a police chase in Pointe-Calumet, according to a report from Quebec’s Bureau of independent investigations (BEI).

According to a BEI preliminary report, police were at the Pointe-Calumet Beachclub when they noticed a car making certain manoeuvres.

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Police decided to follow the vehicle, which sped off and officers lost sight of the car.

The vehicle was then later found after it crashed into a Hydro-Quebec pole.

The BEI says while driving away the car allegedly hit and killed a 66-year-old man.

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The 23-year-old driver of the vehicle and its two passengers were sent to hospital after suffering minor injuries.

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Eight officers from the BEI are investigating.

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