GRENVILLE-SUR-LA-ROUGE, QUE. – A winter outing with friends turned into a drama on Saturday night in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, in the Laurentians, about an hour northwest of Montreal.
A 19-year-old man was killed when his three-ski sled, tied by a rope to a snowmobile, was involved in an accident with a second snowmobile.
The tragedy occurred around 10:15 p.m., near Route 327 which crosses the municipality.
“The victim was seated on a three-ski sled, which was towed by a snowmobile using a rope. At one point, the victim fell from the three-ski sled and was struck by a second snowmobile traveling behind him, ”said Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Stéphane Tremblay. “There were resuscitation maneuvers that were performed on the victim, but his death was declared in hospital. ”
Police questioned the two boys accompanying the victim, both minors.
“There are two other young men, 16 and 17, who were encountered by investigators following this fatal collision. They have been released and the investigation is continuing, ”said Tremblay.
It will be up to the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) to determine whether charges of dangerous or negligent driving can be laid.
– this report by The Canadian Press was first published on January 10, 2021.