(Amqui) The Sûreté du Québec announced Monday morning that a third person died in connection with the tragedy in Amqui, in Bas-Saint-Laurent, where a driver ran into pedestrians with his van a year ago. week.

The provincial police force has confirmed that Simon-Guillaume Bourget, 41, succumbed to his injuries in hospital over the past weekend.

This is the third death linked to this event, after those of Gérald Charest, 65, and Jean Lafrenière, 73.

The man suspected of having been driving the van, Steeve Gagnon, was charged last Tuesday with two counts of dangerous driving causing death.

The driver is said to have deliberately mowed down 11 people, including two young children, on Boulevard Saint-Benoît Ouest with his van.