Snowmobiler loses life in first such accident of new year
Aman from Saint-télesphore was killed last week while driving a snowmobile on a trail in Saint-zotique.
Sûreté du Québec police say Fabien Lavoie, 51, lost his life at close to midnight on Feb. 29 after losing control of his snowmobile. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Lavoie was thrown from the machine by the force of the impact. Police, who say the victim was driving along an open field with no trees in the immediate vicinity, speculate that excessive speed may have been a factor in the accident. Lavoie was snowmobiling with a friend, who was following behind on his own vehicle. This is the first snowmobile death in the region since the beginning of the year.