The collision between the van and motorcycle happened just before 2 p.m. on Highway 148 near the Kilmar road intersection.

According to the Sureté du Québec, the driver of the van did not see the motorcycle. They confirmed that alcohol was not a factor. Although they don’t believe there is a criminal element, they will investigate to better understand the circumstances of the tragedy.

A woman passenger on board the motorcycle was also gravely hurt in the crash and has multiple non life-threatening injuries.