Fatal swerve in Montérégie: death on the evening of his 18th birthday

Fatal swerve in Mont&érégie: died on the evening of his 18th birthday

and Marianne Langlois MISE À DAY

SAINT PIE | A young driver perished the very evening of his 18th birthday in a violent swerve which also cost the life of his friend, Monday evening, in Montérégie.

“It doesn't make sense to die like that on the evening of your party,” a young woman who was gathering with a friend on Monday said on Monday where the fatal accident had taken place the day before. , in Saint-Pie.

Shortly before 9 p.m., William Reniere was celebrating his coming of age with friends.

William Reniere

On social networks, he had documented his evening by publishing a video viewed by Le Journal. In this one, we could note that the atmosphere was festive.

Then around 10 p.m., the birthday boy was driving a gray car in which his friend Alexandre Ouellet, aged 19, from Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu also sat.

Alexandre Ouellet

It was at this time that the vehicle would have left the road for more than 125 meters, on Chemin Saint-Dominique.

The gray car driven by the birthday boy hit this tree before end its race abruptly. In mortise, the two victims, William Reniere (left), 18, and Alexandre Ouellet (right), 19.

According to witnesses interviewed on Tuesday, he did a gliding flight before rolling over and ending his race against a tree.

One of the young men found himself in the back seat of the car, while the other was ejected and then discovered stuck under the carcass, indicated the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

The investigation will also try to determine if the occupants were wearing their seat belts properly security.

Their deaths were pronounced in the hospital.

Race track

On site on Tuesday, all the residents we met said that it was an area where frequent speeding is a concern.

“It goes fast here. It's a race track, imagined Michel Dion, who lives two houses from the stage. On [route] 239, there are crosses [in memory of the dead] all along the way. »

However, the SQ is currently studying all possibilities to explain the causes of this deadly road exit.

“ There is no hypothesis that is advanced more than another for the moment said Sergeant Audrey-Anne Bilodeau.

“ It’s boring. These young people were just starting their lives,” said Camélia Robitaille, 20, a former classmate of Alexandre Ouellet.

Plan transportation

“You have to be careful. When you have a birthday, a party or an outing. It's repeated, but you have to believe that it will never be enough. Ask friends, family, for lifts ,” continued the young woman.

She described her 19-year-old friend as being “Always there for others.” 

“He was always the little guy who wanted to help and shared his zest for life,” she said. dropped.

In addition, the two young women who were mourning the death of their friend William Reniere, Tuesday at the scene, had only good words about him.

“He was a good smiling man, a guy full of life. Everyone loved it, launched one of them. I can't believe it, I was talking to him just yesterday, and now he's gone. We always think it only happens to others.”

Dozens of people came to lay flowers near the memorial set up in honor of the deceased.

7 young people have died on our roads in the last month

At least seven people aged 19 or under have died on Quebec roads since September 25 alone.

Here are the ones Le Journal em> was able to list :

September 25 in Lobacher

  • Maude Charbonneau, 16 years old

October 9 in Saint-Robert

  • Zachary Comtois, 18 years old
  • Edward Chevalier, 18 years old
  • Marc-Antoine Langelier, 19 years old

October 15 in Carignan

  • Jonathan Jérome, 15 years old

October 24 in Saint-Pie

  • William Reniere, 18 years old
  • Alexandre Ouellet, 19 years old< /li>

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