MONTREAL -- Quebec police said they charged a man in a mysterious car crash incident in which three people were killed two miles from each other.
Provincial police charged a hospitalized 39-year-old man with first degree murder, two counts of dangerous driving causing death, two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, The Gazette newspaper in Montreal reported.
The arrest came after an incident Monday afternoon on Highway 348 in St. Gabriel de Brandon, 70 miles north of Montreal, in which a fatally injured woman was found on the road minutes before a head-on collision killed two elderly people two miles away.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Martine Isabelle said it wasn't known if the woman found on the highway was pushed or jumped out of the minivan the accused was driving. Regardless, the driver, Jocelyn Beaulieu is charged with intentionally hitting an oncoming van and killing the elderly couple after the woman hit the pavement.
Beaulieu is in stable condition and will make his first court appearance April 17, Isabelle said.
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