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Two pedestrians died early Monday, in the north of Montreal , after being hit by a car whose driver fled.
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A driver killed two pedestrians early Monday in Montreal after hitting them with his vehicle. The 23-year-old man fled before being arrested by the police.
Around 1:20 a.m., officers from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) were called to go to the intersection of Henri-Bourassa Ouest and Acadie boulevards.< /p>
When they arrived, they found two people unconscious on the ground; They were pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect had left the scene.
Speed could be a factor in this tragedy. A witness interviewed by Radio-Canada said that speeding is common at this intersection. Complaints have already been made in the past.
According to information obtained from witnesses met by the police at the scene, the suspect vehicle was traveling at high speed on Boulevard Henri Bourassa.
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Thanks to information provided by witnesses, the police dispatched placed the canine squad, which made it possible to locate the driver and arrest him not far from the scene of the impact, while he was fleeing on foot.
He had stopped his vehicle near the intersection of boulevard Henri-Bourassa Ouest and rue Dutrisac, in the' arrondissement of Saint-Laurent.
He was transported to a hospital center while waiting to be questioned by SPVM investigators.
The identity of the two victims has not yet been revealed.
With information from Sarah Déry
With information from The Canadian Press< /p>