Cantley senior dies in crash near Wakefield, Quebec

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by admin on January 27, 2011

The truck slammed right into the passenger side of the car. Photo courtesy Martin Fournel

The truck slammed right into the passenger side of the car. Photo courtesy Martin Fournel

A 96-year-old Cantley woman has died, following a late-afternoon crash on Hwy 307 just outside Wakefield, Quebec on Jan. 18, when the car in which she was a passanger slammed into a pickup truck. It marked the first fatal accident for the region in 2011.

Irene Hebert of Cantley died in a Gatineau hospital from injuries suffered in the collision. Hebert’s 74-year-old son-in-law, who was driving the vehicle, suffered minor injuries.

According to MRC des Collines Police Spokesperson Martin Fournel, the car failed to stop at the intersection of Hwy 366 and 307 in Val-des-Monts. The car slid through the intersection and was struck on the front passenger side by a pickup truck heading north. Fournel said the snowy conditions were likely a factor in the two-vehicle collision.

“We believe he arrived (at the intersection) too quickly and wasn’t able to brake fast enough,” said Fournel. “He just went through.”

Police inspected the vehicle and found no malfunctions. No criminal charges have been laid in connection with the accident, although the driver could face a fine.