According to reports, 26-year-old Mathieu Guimond was involved in a crash where one vehicle flipped over and another became submerged in a quarry following a two vehicle crash.
The crash occurred around 7:45 am Friday at the intersection of Sandusk Road and Concession Road. In the aftermath an SUV was flipped on its roof in a ditch along the road, while a pickup truck was submerged in a water-filled quarry a few feet away from the SUV.
The truck stayed underwater until around 4 pm when authorities hoisted it out of the water by a heavy crane, with the aid of a police dive team in the water.
Police said Guimond’s body was found inside the black 2014 GMC Denali, in the driver’s seat.
The two occupants of the SUV, a 52-year-old female and the passenger, a 22-year-old female were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Police believe speed was a factor in the collision, which remains under investigation.
According to data from Transport Canada’s National Collision Database (NCDB)
The year 2014 saw a decrease in the number of fatalities, serious injuries, and total injuries; in fact, 2014 marked the lowest counts for all three of these casualty groups since these data were first collected by Transport Canada in the early 1970’s.