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Man killed in Highway 50 crash in Gatineau

A man was killed when the car he was driving was rear-ended on Highway 50 in Gatineau early this morning.

Highway 50 closed between Boulevard de La Vérendrye and Montée Paiement

A man died after his car was rear-ended on Highway 50 in Gatineau on Feb. 12, 2017. (Radio-Canada)

A man was killed when the car he was driving was rear-ended on Highway 50 in Gatineau early this morning. 

The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed between Boulevard de La Vérendrye and Montée Paiement for hours as police investigated the crash but have since reopened.

Quebec provincial police said the man was travelling on the highway in a red car when he was hit from behind by a black SUV around 6 a.m. The driver and passengers in the SUV were not injured.

The identity of the man who was killed has not been released.

The road reopened around noon.

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