Fatal accident shuts Highway 10 in Shefford


A man was killed in a head-on collision between two trucks on Highway 10 near Shefford in the Eastern Townships.

The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday on the westbound highway near Exit 85. Because of construction, that portion of the highway was only open on one side, with one lane in each direction. One of the trucks left its lane and ventured into oncoming traffic, said Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Aurélie Guindon.

The driver of one truck was killed while the driver of the other truck, a man, was seriously injured. Guindon would not say where the drivers hailed from, nor would she divulge their ages. 

The incident forced the highway to be closed between kilometres 78 and 88 into the afternoon.