STANSTEAD, QC — A head-on collision just north of the U.S. Border in Stanstead, Quebec, took the life of a 13-year-old boy on Sunday.
The tragic accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. on Highway 143, near the intersection of Chemin Curtis.
According to the Sûreté du Québec, a car veered into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle.
The victim, along with another boy who was 12-years-old, were passengers in the car that police say crossed into the other lane.
The driver and the two boys were taken to the hospital, where the 13-year-old passed away.
The other driver was also transported to the hospital to be treated for what police describe as serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
“Our investigators are currently working to determine the exact cause of the collision,” said Sergeant Daniel Thibodeau, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec.
Highway 143 was closed for several hours on Sunday night to allow the SQ agents to do a complete analysis of the scene.