Outaouais municipal official killed in motorcycle crash
Sylvain Bégin was director general for the town of Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Que.
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