Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quebec | Mother of 3 dead after car crashes through their bedroom

Pieces of a car that crashed into a house in St. Alexis, Que., are towed away Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. A woman died and her partner was seriously injured

CTV News Reports - A mother of three is dead and her partner is seriously injured after a car slammed through the wall of their bedroom while they were asleep in a Quebec home early Sunday morning.

Quebec police say the driver lost control of the vehicle, veered off a long straight road and smashed into the master bedroom of a house in St. Alexis, Que., a community 60 kilometres north of Montreal.

The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, officers said. The woman was killed in the crash and her partner was taken to hospital in serious, but stable condition

"The woman and the man were gravely injured and the woman died at the hospital a few hours later," Surete du Quebec Sergeant Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said to CTV Montreal. "The man suffered major injuries, but for the moment we don't fear for his life."

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 20s, suffered only minor injuries and was taken to hospital, police said. Officers expect to question the man after he is released.

Three children sleeping inside the house were unhurt.

Alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash, officers said.

Video from the scene shows a silver four-door sedan buried in rubble inside a yellow brick house. The vehicle has since been extracted from the home.

St. Alexis is a small, tight-knit rural village surrounded by farmland.

"It was very emotional, it was a shame," said one family friend to CTV Montreal. "There are young children and it is painful to think of that, going to bed at night and waking up without a mother."
The house was on the side of a long, straight road, with large open fields to either side of it.

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