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Son of Tony Accurso killed in Laurentians crash

A 38-year-old man is in police custody following a fatal crash in Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Courtesy TVA

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has confirmed the identity of a man killed in an early morning crash in the Laurentians as 43-year-old James A. Accurso of Deux-Montagnes.

Accurso — the son of former construction magnate Tony Accurso — was a passenger in a vehicle travelling on Route 370 in Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson Friday morning.

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SQ spokesperson Éloïse Cossette said the crash happened at around 12: 45 a.m. when the driver — a 38-year-old man — lost control of his vehicle on a curve.

He was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Accurso was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

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The driver has been arrested and faces possible charges of reckless driving causing death and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Cossette said the driver could appear in St-Jérôme court Friday afternoon, or sometime Saturday.

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