A fatal accident involving two vehicles occurred on Friday September 15, at around 4:40 pm, on Highway148 at the 5th Concession, in the Quyon area of the municipality of Pontiac.
The police investigation, which is still ongoing, reveals that the vehicle driven by a 42-year-old man from Gatineau, traveling eastbound, veered into oncoming traffic hit the other vehicle. The driver of this vehicle, Ronald Arnold, 66 from Ottawa, unfortunately died in hospital. Alcohol and speed would not be factors, but the hypothesis of a distraction is currently being considered by investigators.
Highway 148 was closed for several hours to allow investigators to assess the scene of the accident. This was the third road fatality in 2017.