Two dead in crash near Amherst involving Sûreté du Québec cruiser

Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating a car crash near Amherst--about 130 km northeast of the Capital--that has left two people dead and a provincial police officer with injuries.

According to the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes, a Sûreté du Québec officer was traveling on Highway 323 toward a collision, with lights flashing, at around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, when her cruiser collided with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

The two people in the other car, a 63-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman, were killed. The police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Bureau has assigned seven investigators to this case, and a forensic investigator from the Montreal Police Service has also been dispatched to assist in the investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Bureau online at