A third person loses his life in Amqui | Drama in Amqui
The attack occurred on Saint-Benoît Boulevard in downtown Amqui. (File photo)
Authorities report a third death following the ramming truck attack in Amqui last Monday.
Simon-Guillaume Bourget, 41, succumbed to his injuries in a Quebec hospital, overnight from Sunday to Monday. Mr. Bourget lived in Amqui, but his family is from Gaspé.
The mayor of Amqui, Sylvie Blanchette, said she was surprised by the death of Simon Bourget. We didn't think his life was in danger. We thought we would start a week differently.
Remember that the tragedy has already cost the lives of Gérald Charest and Jean Lafrenière, aged 65 and 73 respectively. Six of the seven injured were transferred to the Laval University Hospital Center during the events. One person remains in critical condition at the Quebec hospital while the condition of two other people is considered stable.
Simon Bourget is one of two Bélanger Prestige employees who died following the ram truck attack in Amqui on Monday. The other victim, Gérald Charest, had worked for the company for 25 years.
Two patients were discharged from the hospital at the end of the day on March 14.
Steeve Gagnon, 38, from Saint-Léon-Le-Grand, drove his van into pedestrians walking in downtown Amqui last Monday.
He was charged with dangerous driving causing death.
The accused is expected to return to court on April 5 in Amqui for his release investigation. Until then, he remains detained.
In Amqui, in the Matapédia, the population experienced a real shock. Several rallies took place last week, including one during the visit of the Prime Minister, François Legault, to support the population and the relatives of the victims.