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Fatal snowmobile accident in Thetford Mines

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The accident occurred on Saturday Morning. (Archive photo)

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A snowmobiler, in his thirties , lost his life Saturday morning in an accident in Thetford Mines, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.

The snowmobiler's lifeless body was discovered in the morning on trail number 25. Emergency services were called to the scene around 7:50 a.m.

The fatal swerve would have occurred earlier in the morning, or during the night from Friday to Saturday, according to Stéphane Tremblay, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

Everything indicates that he missed a curve and was ejected [from his vehicle], he explains.

The snowmobiler was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The man, in his thirties, was from East Broughton in Chaudière-Appalaches. Speed ​​could have caused the accident, according to the SQ.

The trail was reopened to traffic around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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This is the second fatal snowmobile accident to occur in two weeks in Thetford Mines, a fifty-year-old lost his life on trail 10 on the 20th. last January.

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