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60-year-old man dies after crashing into a moose in the Laurentians

ramata. BC Conservation Officer Service file photo

A man died after his vehicle collided with a moose Monday night in the city of Brownsburg-Chatham in the Laurentians.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) said the accident occurred at around 6:15 p.m. on Highway 50 at the kilometre 246.5 mark, which is about an hour and a half from downtown Montreal.

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The driver in his 60s was travelling eastbound when he collided with a large moose before losing control of his vehicle and sliding into in a ditch on the north side of the highway, SQ spokesperson Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said.

Bilodeau said citizens, including a nurse, carried out resuscitation maneuvers before the paramedics arrived.

The victim was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the Lachute hospital centre.

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The area was closed to traffic on Monday evening and has since reopened.

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