A Woman Died In A Crash That Propelled A Car Onto Montreal's Lachine Canal

The car driver was sent to the hospital with "serious injuries."

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A Woman Died In A Crash That Propelled A Car Onto Montreal's Lachine Canal

Montreal police are reporting that a woman in her 70s has died after a crash threw a car onto the ice of Montreal's Lachine Canal.

According to information from SPVM spokesperson Raphaël Bergeron, the incident began with a collision between a truck and an SUV at the intersection of avenue Dollard and rue Saint-Patrick in the borough of LaSalle at around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Bergeron said the truck was heading north on Dollard in the direction of the canal while the car was heading east on Saint-Patrick, which runs parallel to the waterway.

After the crash, the car went over the banks of the canal. Officers and first responders found it on the ice. The driver, a man in his 70s, was brought to the hospital with what Bergeron called "serious injuries."

Authorities pronounced the woman, a passenger, dead at the scene.

Investigators are trying to piece together the cause of the accident. The police spokesperson said it wasn't clear if road conditions or the sun played a part.

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