A deadly collision took place yesterday, at around 11:00 a.m., between a car and a truck on route 141, in Barnston. A woman who was heading in the direction of Ayer’s Cliff ended up on the wrong side of the road in a curve. Emergency workers had to use the Jaws of Life to free the woman, who unfortunately died from her wounds, from her car.
On Monday, near noon, a 911 call went out to the Regie de Police de Memphremagog (RPM) about two inanimate people who were found inside a hotel room at 82 De Hatley Street, in Magog. The police who arrived on the scene found two dead people, a man and a woman in their sixties from the Montreal area. RPM investigators, along with the Sureté du Quebec’s identity service, were on site to determine the circumstances of the deaths. Although it appears to be a suicide, all possible leads will be followed up.
The driver of a truck that struck and killed a nineteen year-old man in Saint Isidore de Clifton on June 24th was released, last Wednesday, after being questioned. Investigators with the DERE will continue to look into the accident before deciding whether there will be any criminal accusations against the driver. The young man who died was Anthony Labranche.
The Georgeville man who was killed in a collision last week has been identified as 90 yearold Rock Bissonnette. Investigators are trying to determine why he veered into the oncoming traffic.
The Escouade Regionale mixte de l’Estrie (ERM Estrie)’s Operation Momie began last week with the arrest of two people connected to the trafficking of drugs in Sherbrooke, Magog and Coaticook. Besides the supplier and distributor of the drugs, investigators also arrested many other sellers in the days that followed. Nine people in total were arrested over four days.