10/08/2014 10:01 EDT | Updated 12/08/2014 05:59 EST

Mirabel high-speed collision leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

One person is dead and two are injured after a two-vehicle collision west of St-Jérôme on Tuesday night.

The cars collided at full speed on Highway 158 in St-Canut.

Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to extract the victims.

A 50-year-old man was declared dead at the scene and two women in their 20s were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators began reconstructing the scene Wednesday morning to try and piece together what happened.

They said it's not clear why the vehicles collided at full speed.