Driver to appear in court over fatal crash that killed 2, injured 9 in Amqui, Que.


Quebec provincial police say a man is expected to appear in court Tuesday after he allegedly plowed into pedestrians — killing two of them and injuring nine others in Amqui, Que.

Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Hélène St-Pierre said the 38-year-old driver will be at the courthouse in the eastern Quebec town, but could not specify which charges he faces. Global News has reached out to Quebec’s Crown prosecutors about the charges.

The investigation continues into the fatal crash, which occurred in the downtown Amqui on Monday afternoon. Police say the driver allegedly drove into pedestrians with a pickup truck on St-Benoît Boulevard, also known as Route 132.

Two men, one in his 60s and the other in his 70s, were killed.

As of Tuesday morning, St-Pierre said three victims were still in critical condition after sustaining life-threatening injuries. The other six people were seriously injured, but their lives are not in danger.

The suspect as arrested on suspicion of committing a fatal hit and run and homicide after he turned himself into authorities.

Police say the investigation suggests it was a deliberate act, though a motive has yet to be established.

with files from Global News’ Annabelle Olivier and The Canadian Press

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