Three teens die in a head-on collision in St. Hyacinthe
Friday, December 10, 2010 - 12:22
Three teenagers died after a head-on collision in
on Tuesday afternoon. St. Hyacinthe
The 16, 17 and 19 year old men were passengers in a vehicle that crashed into an oncoming van on Route 235 at about 4:45 p.m on December 7th. The 17-year-old driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but passed away early Wednesday morning.
The driver of the van suffered minor injuries.
Surete du Quebec officials said the road surface was icy and visibility was poor, and the inexperience of the driver was a factor.
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