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Man, 20, dies after head-on collision in the Eastern Townships

Other driver suffers serious injuries, but life not in danger, police say.

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ASCOT CORNER — A head-on collision between two vehicles left one dead and one seriously injured Friday evening in Ascot Corner, in the Eastern Townships.

The drivers of a sedan and a sport utility vehicle collided on Route 112 around 8 p.m. for a reason that remains unknown, according to the Sûreté du Québec.

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The driver of the sedan, a 20-year-old man, who allegedly strayed from his lane, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. His death was pronounced on Saturday morning.

The man driving the SUV was also taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but his life is not in danger, said SQ information officer Laura Hervé.

Route 112 had to be closed a few hours after the accident.

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