Quebec police officer dies in patrol-car crash

A 23-year-old provincial police officer responding to an emergency call north of Montreal died after her patrol car swerved and crashed Wednesday evening.

2-year veteran lost control while responding to emergency call

A transportation worker blocks the road near the scene where a 23-year-old Quebec provincial police officer crashed her patrol car Wednesday night. (Radio Canada)

A Quebec provincial police officer responding to an emergency call died Wednesday after she lost control of her cruiser and crashed.

Const. Katia Hadouchi, 23, had worked for the Sureté du Québec for two years. (Sûreté du Québec)

The accident that killed Const. Katia Hadouchi, 23, happened just before 7 p.m. ET in Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, about an hour north of Montreal.

Hadouchi was responding to a domestic violence call when she lost control of the patrol car on Kildare Road and swerved.

The officer was transported to hospital in critical condition, but died overnight.

She had worked for the Sureté du Québec for two years and was alone in the car. No other vehicles were involved.

Collision investigators were called to the scene to try to determine the cause of the crash. SQ Sgt. Christine Coulombe said it's unclear if speed was a factor.

"All of those elements will be studied as the investigation [progresses]," she said.

The cause of the crash that killed the 23-year-old officer is under investigation. (Radio-Canada)