Two-year-old dead after car crashed into a ditch in Ormstown

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A two-year-old boy has died after a car crashed into a ditch in Ormstown in the Montérégie region around 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the 60-year-old driver lost control of the car and went off the road on Highway 138.

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The little boy was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

The driver and a four-year-old girl, who was also in the car at the time, suffered minor injuries.

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SQ spokesperson Daniel Thibaudeau says alcohol was not a factor in the crash but an investigation is ongoing as to why the driver drove off the road.


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