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1 dead after head-on collision on Highway 50

Sûreté du Québec officers say a westbound vehicle veered out of its a lane a few times before rear-ending a semi-trailer and a pickup truck on March 18, 2024. (Chantal Dubuc/Radio-Canada - image credit)
Sûreté du Québec officers say a westbound vehicle veered out of its a lane a few times before rear-ending a semi-trailer and a pickup truck on March 18, 2024. (Chantal Dubuc/Radio-Canada - image credit)

Quebec provincial police say one person is dead after a head-on collision on Highway 50 near the eastern border of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge.

The crash happened around noon on Monday, about halfway between Gatineau and Montreal.

Sûreté du Québec said a westbound vehicle veered out of its a lane a few times before rear-ending a semi-trailer and a pickup truck.

Police said one of the drivers was taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Highway 50 was closed in both directions between chemin Scotch and route 148 until around 3:45 p.m., according to the provincial transportation ministry. Lane closures remain in place.