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The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. (Archive photo)

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Posted at 1:18 p.m. UTC

A head-on collision on Route 132 left one person dead Thursday evening in the Maria sector.

The Sûreté du Québec reports that the accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the area of ​​Route Lapointe.

The spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, Frédéric Deshaies, explains that a vehicle collided with a heavy goods vehicle during an overtaking maneuver. The driver of the vehicle, a man in his thirties, was alone on board and suffered significant injuries.

His death was pronounced on the spot. The truck driver escaped unhurt.

A collision scene investigator was dispatched to the scene. Traffic is moving alternately while the road is decontaminated due to the diesel from the truck which has spilled onto the road.

With information from Pierre-Gabriel Turgeon

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