Lieutenant-colonel killed by a car while cycling

Police say a cyclist who was killed Thursday night in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Que. was 63-year-old Lt.-Col. Pierre Labelle.

63-year-old Lt.-Col. Pierre Labelle spent 45 years in the Canadian Forces

The car that hit and killed 63-year-old Lt.-Col. Pierre Labelle then crashed into a ditch. The driver is in hospital with serious injuries. (Radio-Canada)

Police say a cyclist who was killed Thursday night in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Que. was 63-year-old Lt.-Col. Pierre Labelle.

The lieutenant-colonel died after he was struck by a car along Highway 371 northwest of Quebec City.

The Chicoutimi native who was living in Montreal was taking part in a cadets music camp at CFB Valcartier.

Lt.-Col. Pierre Labelle had spent 45 years in the Canadian Forces. ((Department of National Defence))
He had been in the Canadian forces for 45 years, serving in Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, and Cyprus.

The 34-year-old driver of the car that collided with Lt.-Col. Labelle suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.

Police said he could face charges including impaired driving.