Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Massive Fiery Highway Crash in Montreal Claims the Life of One Person

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Massive Fiery Highway Crash in Montreal Claims the Life of One Person

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One person dead after fiery highway crash

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MONTREAL - One person died and six others were injured Tuesday after a tanker truck carrying what authorities said were hazardous materials crashed on a highway in Montreal and erupted in flames.

Provincial police spokesman Jimmy Potvin said the victim, the driver of the tanker truck, was a man in his 40s.

Potvin said four vehicles collided on the raised autoroute in the city's north end at about 4 p.m.

The City of Montreal said about 100 firefighters battled the blaze and had most of it under control by 6:30 p.m.

Emergency services said six people were injured in the crash. Two were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Video taken by helicopter and broadcast by French-language network TVA showed a man trying in vain to open the door of the tanker, seemingly trying to rescue someone inside. …

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