A grandmother and her 13-year-old granddaughter were killed in a head-on collision on Hwy. 105 yesterday afternoon. The fatal accident occurred at 2:40 p.m. near the Great Canadian Bungee in Chelsea, leaving the burning smell of rubber, along with debris, on the blocked-off road.
Teen magazines rustled beside the tires of a damaged vehicle that also had pastel-coloured pillows on top of its crushed front end.
A 15-year-old sister and granddaughter of the two deceased, who were all travelling in a green Buick, survived with major injuries.
The 48-year-old driver of the second car — a blue Dodge Intrepid — survived the crash with severe injuries.
Both drivers had to be pulled out of their vehicles by firefighters, who used the Jaws of Life, according to MRC des Collines spokesman Martin Fournel.
CROSSED DOUBLE LINE
Fournel said the 72-year-old driver of a green Buick was headed south when she crossed the double line and collided with the Intrepid.
Traffic was backed up for nearly four hours.
“The cause of the accident has not yet been determined,” says Fournel.
This is the second fatal crash on the highway this summer. The other occurred just 300 m from yesterday’s collision.