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No charges for Sûreté du Québec officer in car crash that killed 5-year-old

11/19/2014 07:42 EST | Updated 01/19/2015 05:59 EST
A Sûreté du Québec investigator behind the wheel of a crash that killed a five-year-old boy in St-Hubert will not be charged.

In February, a vehicle carrying a 31-year-old man and his two children was hit by an oncoming vehicle at the intersection of Gaétan-Boucher and Davis boulevards on Montreal's South Shore.

The oncoming vehicle was an umarked provincial police car driven by a 29-year-old SQ officer.

Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to extract the boy. He died from his injuries several days later in hospital.

La Presse reported the police car was travelling at 120 kilometres an hour in a residential zone and was not responding to an emergency call when it smashed into the side of the other vehicle. The prosecutor’s office would not confirm those details to CBC News.

Because the SQ driver will not face any criminal charges, the boy’s family is not entitled to compensation normally given to the families of victims of crime.

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