SAINT-PIERRE-LES-BECQUETS | A man of 57 years old was killed Sunday afternoon in a snowmobile accident in Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, in the Centre-du-Québec.
The accident occurred in the trail no. 5 near the rang Saint-Charles, at 14h.
The snowmobile collided with a tree after leaving the trail. His death was recorded in the hospital.
According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the speed may have played a role in this accident.
The victim is a resident of Bécancour, whose identity has not been made public Sunday.
A passenger accompanying him on the snowmobile, a man of 19 years, has not, for its part, suffered no injury. The two were part of a group of snowmobilers who were followed.
The SQ has opened an investigation on this event.