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Fatal snowmobile accident in Thetford Mines

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The accident occurred on Saturday morning. (Archive photo)

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A snowmobiler, in his thirties, lost his life Saturday morning in an accident in Thetford Mines, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.< /p>

The lifeless body of the snowmobiler was discovered in the morning on trail number 25. Emergency services were called to the scene around 7:50 a.m.

The fatal swerve is believed to have occurred earlier in the morning, or during the night from Friday to Saturday, according to Stéphane Tremblay, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

Everything indicates that he missed a curve and was ejected [from his vehicle], he explains.

The snowmobiler was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The man, in his thirties, was from East Broughton in Chaudière-Appalaches. Speed ​​could have caused the accident, according to the SQ.

The trail was reopened at the traffic around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

This is the second fatal snowmobile accident in two weeks in Thetford Mines, a fifty-year-old lost his life on trail 10 on January 20.

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