Mass to be held to honour victims of Quebec town where pedestrians struck by truck

Truck Accident. Image credit Pixaby

Amqui (Quebec)/CMEDIA: This evening a memorial mass will repotedly be held in the Quebec town where two people were killed and nine injured earlier this week when a pickup truck crashed into pedestrians.

Two men, Gerald Charest and Jean Lafreniere, succumbed to their death after being struck on Monday afternoon.

Those injured in the crash range in age from less than a year old to 77. Police have said.

A Quebec City hospital said on Thursday that two injured adults remained in critical condition.

The mass will be held at Saint-Benoit-Joseph-Labre church in Amqui.

A candlelight vigil was held in front of the church Thursday evening in the town about 350 kilometres northeast of Quebec City.

Steeve Gagnon, 38, faces two counts of dangerous driving causing death with more charges will follow, prosecutors have said.

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