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Police Report May 31, 2023

Fatal collision in Saint-Stanislas-de-Kotska

A woman has died following a collision with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Route 132 and Rue Brosseau in Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka on May 23.

According to a report by the Journal Saint-François, the driver of the tractor-trailer failed to stop at a red light before colliding with a sport utility vehicle that was crossing the intersection at approximately 10:45 a.m.

Firefighters from Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka and Sainte-Barbe were called to the scene, where the victim was removed from her vehicle using the Jaws of Life. Badly injured, she was transported to the Suroît Hospital in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. Gisèle Pépin, 86 years old, from Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, died from her injuries the following day.

The 70-year-old driver of the truck, who was not injured in the accident, received a ticket for running the red light. Valérie Beauchamp, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), confirmed that a reconstruction expert was sent to analyze the scene of the accident and that an investigation has been opened.

Speeding in Sainte-Barbe

Police officers from the SQ’s Haut-Saint-Laurent station stopped a motorist overnight on May 22 in Sainte-Barbe for a major speeding violation. The driver, aged in his twenties, was pulled over on Route 132 after being clocked at a speed of 152 kilometres per hour in a 90 km/h zone. He received a $1,255 ticket and 14 demerit points and his driver’s license was suspended for a period of seven days.

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