22 people killed in accidents during construction holiday

The Sûreté du Québec confirmed this year's two week construction holiday was one of the deadliest the province has seen in recent years.

According to the official report, 22 people died in 22 collisions between July 21 and August 6.

This marks the highest number of road deaths over the two week period since 2011, when 23 people were killed. It also doubles 2016s total of 11 fatalities.

The SQ said while speeding and impaired driving remains a common cause of collisions, many of the incidents this year are believed to have been caused by discomfort, illness, or uneasiness behind the wheel.

Among the victims, four were motorcyclists, which increases the number of motorcycle deaths in Quebec in 2017 to 19.