Ottawa

Outaouais municipal official killed in motorcycle crash

Sylvain Bégin, the director general for the small Outaouais community of Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Que., died when his motorcycle collided with an SUV on Highway 148 Saturday evening.

Sylvain Bégin was director general for the town of Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Que.

The Sûreté du Québec are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Sept. 19, 2020, that killed the director general of an Outaouais town and seriously injured a young Ontario woman. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

A western Quebec municipal official was killed Saturday evening in a motorcycle crash on Highway 148.

Sylvain Bégin was heading east on the highway when his motorcycle collided with an SUV at the rue Poirier intersection in the town of Mansfield-et-Pontefract, Que.

The 50-year-old was taken to hospital, police said, where he was pronounced dead.

Bégin was the director general for the small Outaouais community of Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Que., approximately 100 kilometres northwest of downtown Ottawa.

The driver of the SUV, a 21-year-old woman from Ontario, was also transported to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The Sûreté du Québec continues to investigate.

With files from Radio-Canada

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