Collision leaves 2 dead and several injured in Saguenay

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A collision leaves 2 dead and several injured in Saguenay

The accident occurred at the corner of boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste and rang Sainte-Famille.

Police officers in Saguenay confirm the death of a another individual following the violent collision that occurred Wednesday morning at the corner of boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste and rang Sainte-Famille, in the borough of Chicoutimi.

The victims are a 30-year-old driver and a 32-year-old man. They were in the same vehicle, as well as the two other people seriously injured in this accident. They all worked for the same landscaping company. The two injured are now in stable condition in hospital.

Another person also suffered minor injuries.

An accident reconstruction technician from Saguenay Public Security is on the scene to learn more about the circumstances that led to this fatal collision. The investigators will also view the recordings of the surveillance cameras of the sector and will question the witnesses.

A tank truck was particularly damaged.

According to information gathered on the spot, one of the vehicles was immobilized at a green light and was waiting to turn left when it was hit by another. An oncoming tanker was unable to avoid other vehicles.

Traffic is completely interrupted on this section which connects the boroughs of La Baie and Chicoutimi. The area is to be avoided. The police recommend that motorists take the highway instead.

With information from Priscilla Plamondon-Lalancette

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