Mass to be held in honour of victims in Quebec town where pedestrians struck by truck

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Amqui, Que., truck crash: Community comes together to mourn victims
WATCH: After a driver allegedly drove his pickup truck into 11 people, killing two and injuring 9, the community of Amqui, Que. is finding strength in each other. Residents of the small town came together and lit candles at a vigil held at the local church after meeting with Premier François Legault earlier in the day. Global's Suzanne Lapointe reports. – Mar 17, 2023

A memorial mass will be held Friday evening in the Quebec town where two people were killed and nine injured when a pickup truck crashed into pedestrians.

Two men, Gérald Charest and Jean Lafrenière, died after being struck on Monday afternoon.

Read more: ‘Quebec is Amqui:’ Premier visits grief-stricken community after fatal crash

Police have said those injured in the crash range in age from less than a year old to 77, and on Thursday a Quebec City hospital said two injured adults remained in critical condition.

The mass will be held at Saint-Benoît-Joseph-Labre church in Amqui.

Read more: How residents in Amqui, Que. are ‘rallying’ in wake of fatal crash

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A candlelight vigil was held in front of the church Thursday evening in the town about 350 kilometres northeast of Quebec City.

Steeve Gagnon, 38, is facing two counts of dangerous driving causing death, and prosecutors have said more charges will follow.

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