Head-on collision claims life of Shawville man

Highway 148 in Clarendon was closed between Rte. 303 and Chemin Radford after a van collided head-on with a logging truck. The driver of the van, 61-year-old Charles Argue of Shawville, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

CLARENDON Feb. 28, 2018
A local man was killed after his van collided head-on with a logging truck on Hwy. 148 in Clarendon last Wednesday.
On Feb. 28, around 2:35 p.m., a minivan driven by 61-year-old Charles Argue of Shawville crossed the centre line and struck a transport truck carrying logs that was traveling in the opposite direction.
When first responders arrived, they had to use cutters to free Argue, as logs from the trailer had covered the van.
He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck escaped with minor injuries.
Argue worked for many years at Hardy Plants in Shawville.
Sûreté du Québec spokesperson, Sgt. Eloise Cossette, said that the highway was closed to traffic from Rte. 303 to Chemin Radford until 1 a.m. Thursday morning.
She said that it is unclear why the van changed lanes on the straight, flat section of road and added that the investigation is still ongoing.
This is the second fatal accident on the highway this year. On Jan. 23, a 33-year-old Gatineau man was killed after colliding head-on with a Hydro Quebec truck near Maple Road in Breckenridge.

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