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SQ officer facing charges in connection with death of Nicholas Thorne-Belance

05/26/2015 01:02 EDT | Updated 05/26/2016 05:59 EDT
A provincial police officer is now facing charges in connection with a collision that killed a five-year-old boy in Longueuil. 

Nicholas Thorne-Belance was killed when a police cruiser travelling at 122 kilometres an hour in a 50-kilometre zone slammed into the side of Thorne-Belance's father's sedan.

The sedan was carrying Mike Belance, his 10-year-old stepdaughter, and Nicholas.

The boy died in hospital five days after the crash with the provincial police vehicle.

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Initially, prosecutors declined to pursue charges after collision happened in February of 2014.

However, Quebec Justice Minister Stephanie Vallée had asked independent prosecutors to re-examine the case back in November. 

The officer, Patrick Ouellet, will face a charge of dangerous driving causing death. 

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