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