(Saguenay) A man died after probably falling asleep at the wheel of a cube truck in Saguenay.
Posted on June 5, 2021 at 1:58 p.m.
The Canadian Press
The accident occurred early Saturday morning on Route 175, which links Saguenay to Quebec via the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve.
“At around 5 am this morning, the police from the MRC du Fjord were called to go to km 188 of route 175, northbound, for the swerve of a cube truck,” said Sergeant Béatrice Dorsainville, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).
The driver, in his forties, was alone on board. He had been seriously injured and people feared for his life. His death was confirmed a few hours later, reports the SQ.
An SQ patroller specializing in collision investigation was called to the scene as well as an Emergency-Environment team for a diesel spill.
“The hypothesis is that the driver fell asleep while driving. So far, this is the hypothesis that is the most plausible, ”said Sergeant Dorsainville.
The SQ investigation continues.