03/25/2012 11:11 EDT | Updated 05/25/2012 05:12 EDT

Yves Bolduc, Quebec Health Minister, Tries To Save Victim Of Fatal Car Crash Near Montreal

MONTREAL - Quebec's health minister came across a major highway accident on Saturday and pulled over to try and save the victim.

Yves Bolduc, a former doctor, was travelling on the opposite side of the road when he arrived at the scene of the accident.

A vehicle had veered off a highway east of Montreal and slammed into an overpass support pillar.

Quebec provincial police say Bolduc tried to revive the driver but the man had already suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Police haven't released any information about the driver.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.