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A driver dies near a work zone on the A-10, at Carignan

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The accident occurred during the night from Friday to Saturday on Highway 10 East, near the junction with Highway 35.

The Canadian Press

A driver lost his life when he crashed into an impact absorber protecting workers in a work zone on Highway 10, on the south shore of Montreal.

The accident occurred during the night from Friday to Saturday, around midnight, on Highway 10 East, near the junction with Highway 35, on the border of the municipalities of Carignan and Chambly.

The impact occurs at the start of a work zone, on a flat roadway. The pick-up style van drove into the rear of the impact absorber which was located in the left lane. Fortunately, no worker was injured because there were workers on the site, said Sergeant Audrey-Anne Bilodeau, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

The driver of the vehicle was in critical condition when he was transported to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was alone in the van at the time of the impact.

The victim is believed to be a man in his fifties, which must be confirmed during formal identification.

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The driver of the vehicle, who was the only person on board, died of his injuries in hospital.

The victim's vehicle will be the subject of an expert assessment. Fatigue could have played a role in this fatal collision, but no hypothesis has been ruled out at this time.

It's a roadway which is flat, straight. The right lane is completely free and, for a reason which is still under investigation, our driver unfortunately runs into the impact absorber which blocks the left lane to protect the workers, underlines Sergeant Bilodeau. /p>

Is alcohol to blame? Obviously, you will understand that as the driver died, we could not take breath samples. In general, it is a request [for analysis] that the coroner can make to rule out this hypothesis, among those which are being studied, specified the spokesperson for the SQ .

The security perimeter in the area was lifted around 5:15 a.m. Saturday morning. This motorway section is once again accessible to traffic.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116