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Worker dies after hit and run at construction site northeast of Montreal

September 22, 2020   By The Canadian Press

STE-EULALIE, Que.—A construction worker is dead after he was hit by a driver early Sept. 21 morning who allegedly fled the scene at a work site northeast of Montreal.

Provincial police say the worker, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital in Trois-Rivieres, Que., where he was pronounced dead.

He was struck around 4 a.m. while working on a viaduct close to Highway 20, near Ste-Eulalie.

Police spokesperson Eloise Cossette says officers tracked down an allegedly intoxicated person inside a damaged vehicle in a Quebec City suburb around 5:30 a.m.

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Cossette says police are trying to determine whether the vehicle is linked to the hit and run and says major crimes detectives have taken over the case.

A portion of eastbound Highway 20 was closed Monday morning following the incident, about 140 kilometres northeast of Montreal.


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