A four-year-old girl and her mother are dead following an accident on Montreal's South Shore.

The collision occurred yesterday at about 7 a.m. on Highway 137 in Ste-Cécile-de-Milton, in Quebec's Montérégie region.

The roads were slippery and the driver, a 32-year-old woman, lost control of her car. Her vehicle left its lane and collided with an oncoming van.

The girl, who was seriously injured, died last night around 8 p.m. at Montreal's Sainte-Justine hospital.

The driver of the other vehicle was injured, but not critically.

The Sûreté du Québec is currently investigating the circumstances of the accident.

With files from the Canadian Press