St. Hyacinthe incident leaves man dead, woman injured
Provincial police responded to an assault case on tiny Willow St. before rushing to the scene of the fatal car crash.
Published Thursday, July 12, 2012 11:13PM EDT
A 55-year-old man from Saint-Hyacinthe died Thursday night after the vehicle he was driving on Highway 20 crashed into a viaduct.
The man appears to have fled after having assaulted a 48-year-old woman, believed to be his wife, leaving her critically injured.
Saint-Hyacinthe police found the woman on Willow St. between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. She was in critical condition and was transported to the hospital.
Medical authorities feared for her life but the woman’s condition has since stabilized.
Witnesses reported that the suspect had fled in a car.
Moments later, police were notified of an accident on Highway 20.
There they found the man alone in the car, in critical condition, the result of his car slamming into a viaduct.
His death was confirmed later at hospital several hours later.
Saint-Hyacinthe is a city of 50,000 about 50 kilometres east of Montreal.