A mother and daughter from Bourget are dead following a three-vehicle crash east of Ottawa on Friday night.
Bertha Clairoux, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her mother, Doris Billings, 74, was transported to hospital in critical condition where she died within two hours.
OPP Const. Serge Gauthier said they were travelling in the same vehicle.
“We’re not sure exactly what the cause of the accident is, at this point,” said Gauthier.
The collision happened in Clarence-Rockland on Champlain St. between Henri Rd. and St. Pascal Rd. around 7 p.m.
Three other people were involved, he said. Ottawa paramedics assisted Prescott-Russell paramedics at the crash near Clarence Creek, treating four patients.
Russell County OPP closed a stretch of Champlain St. between Henri Rd. and Du Golf Rd. while they investigated.
Bourget is about 50 km east of Ottawa.
Champlain St. is a major road between the villages of Clarence Creek and Bourget, said Gauthier.
The street was expected to remain blocked off until at least midnight, said OPP Sgt. Mike Poirier.
Details of the accident weren’t released, but roads were icy across the city.