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Lachute man killed in pedestrian collision on Route 158

FILE PHOTO: Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police say the incident occurred at around 2:00 a.m. early Saturday morning.
FILE PHOTO: Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police say the incident occurred at around 2:00 a.m. early Saturday morning. Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

A 36-year-old man from Lachute, Que., has died following a pedestrian collision Saturday evening on Route 158 in the Laurentians.

Police say the incident occurred at around 6 p.m.

According to the Sureté du Québec (SQ), a man driving west hit the pedestrian, who is believed to have been walking on the side of the road.

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“The man was transported to the hospital in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries,” said Sgt. Marie-Michèle Moore.

The young driver in his twenties was taken to the hospital for nervous shock.

Police have not released the identities of either of the men involved.

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The road was closed in both directions until 2:30 a.m. Sunday while investigators combed the site.

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An investigation is still underway.

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