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Snowmobile crash in the Beauce region leaves one dead

Authorities say a snowmobiler is dead after a middle-of-the-night ride went wrong.

Quebec provincial police say a fellow rider who was with the victim called first responders at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday. 

Spokeswoman Sgt. Hélène Nepton says the snowmobile driver, who was alone on board, was transported to hospital from a trail in Saint-Théophile, a municipality about 130 kilometres south of Quebec City.

The snowmobiler, who was in their forties and lived in the Beauce region municipality, was declared dead at the hospital.

Nepton says the victim's companion, who was riding ahead, turned back at one point to discover the other had swerved.

Provincial police say a collision investigation specialist is on site to glean more about the circumstances of the crash.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 5, 2022.

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