A tragic incident occurred in Amqui, Quebec, as a pickup truck driver hit pedestrians in front of the Captive microbrewery on Saint-Benoît Boulevard.
The incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, and it resulted in the deaths of two men in their 60s and 70s.
Additionally, nine people, including children, were injured and taken to the Amqui Hospital. Some victims were transferred by plane to a hospital in Quebec City, but others were treated locally.
The hospital declared a code orange, which indicates a disaster situation or one with a high number of casualties.
The driver, a 38-year-old man, allegedly fled the scene after the collision but later turned himself in to Quebec provincial police (SQ).
The accused is facing murder charges in connection with the deaths.
According to Sgt. Claude Doiron, the driver hit pedestrians who were walking along Route 132 and continued driving for a certain distance before hitting other pedestrians.
Sgt. Helene St-Pierre said that the investigation suggests that the collision was a voluntary act committed by the suspect.
This tragedy has left the community in shock, and authorities are continuing their investigation to determine the circumstances leading to the incident.