Two teenagers have died and the province’s police watchdog is investigating after a vehicle fell from a crossing off the Décarie Expressway in Montreal.
According to the police watchdog Office of Independent Investigations (BEI), the vehicle was heading south on Highway 15 when provincial police signaled it was to stop around 1 p.m. 02.20
The driver of the car refused to stop and officers pursued, but allegedly lost sight of the vehicle near the Sherbrooke Street exit.
The car was found under the Saint-Jacques exit loop, where it appears to have run off the road and crashed several meters to the ground below.
Both male residents aged 16 and 18 were killed.
Transport Québec said there was structural damage to infrastructure.
The BEI is investigating cases in which civilians are seriously injured or killed during a police intervention. Five of its investigators were sent to the crash site and Montreal police will support the investigation.
Anyone who attended the event is asked to contact via BEI’s website.
This is the third BEI investigation opened in Montreal in the last 24 hours after a man was sent to the hospital after his arrest and another was killed in a police shooting in Lachine.