Early Monday morning, just before 4:00 a.m., a hit-and-run on Highway 20 in Ste-Eulalie, Centre-du-Québec, led to the serious injury of a road worker.
Now provincial police have confirmed the worker has died as a result of the incident.
According to information from the Sûreté du Québec, the victim was hit by a vehicle on a construction site. The driver then left the site.
The worker who was struck died.
ÉLOÏSE COSSETTE, SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC
The worker was quickly transported to a hospital while he was in critical condition. At approximately 8:30 a.m., the SQ reported that the 50-year-old man died from his injuries.
As for the suspect, a driver of a crashed car was arrested in the Saint-Apollinaire sector for driving while impaired by alcohol.
"He failed the breathalyzer test," says Sergeant Cossette. The investigation is ongoing and checks will be made to establish the links between the hit-and-run, the crashed vehicle and the driver.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.