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Boy orphaned by Saguenay collision dies in hospital

08/04/2015 11:28 EDT | Updated 08/04/2016 05:59 EDT
A four-year-old boy involved in a collision that killed his parents over the weekend in Saguenay, Que., has died in hospital.

His mother and father, Mathieu Perron and his pregnant partner, Vanessa Viger, were pronounced dead a few hours after the accident, which happened on Saturday evening.

Yves Martin, 35, has been charged with dangerous driving, impaired driving and criminal negligence causing death after his pick-up truck collided with their vehicle. 

A spokesman with the Saguenay police said many witnesses reported the suspect was driving at a high speed.

When he entered the Saguenay court house on Monday morning, Martin said he was sorry for what happened.

Martin is set to appear in court again on Friday.

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