MONTREAL -- A young person driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) died following a collision with a pickup truck, early Saturday afternoon, in Degelis, Quebec in the Bas-Saint-Laurent.

The victim, who is a minor, was on a snow-covered forest road, near Rang Baseley, in the municipality about an hour south of Riviere-du-Loup.

The young driver, whose identity and age have not been disclosed, allegedly skidded for some reason while at the top of a small hill. The truck driving in the other direction could not avoid the ATV, said the Surete du Quebec, which was called to the scene around 1:15 p.m.

A collision scene investigator went to the scene to determine the cause and circumstances of the accident.

The victim was seriously injured as a result of the impact and taken to hospital in critical condition.

The three people in the truck were also taken to a hospital for prevention. They did not suffer any apparent injuries.

A witness to the event was also taken to hospital after suffering from nervous shock.

-- this report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 23, 2021.