One year after deadly school bus crash, Beloeil man faces charges


A 20-year-old Beloeil man is facing charges of dangerous driving causing death and injuries a little over a year after a crash between a car and a school bus left one person dead and left 25 injured.

Marc-Antoine Landry was arrested by officers of the Régie intermunicipale de police Richelieu-Saint-Laurent on Wednesday, charged on Thursday and is expected to appear in court again Friday to face additional charges.

The arrest follows a collision on Highway 116 on May 13, 2016, that saw a car slam into a school bus carrying 40 students.

The impact was such that the bus flipped over and the car was completely destroyed. The passenger in the car, an 18-year-old woman, died in the crash. Meanwhile, the driver of the car and 25 passengers in the bus were injured, six of them seriously.

The crash shut down the highway for six hours and required first responders from the Régie intermunicipale de police Richelieu-Saint-Laurent, the Beloeil and Mont-Saint-Hilaire fire departments and ambulances from throughout the region to deal with emergency.

Police said Friday the delay in filing charges was in due in large part to the time it took accident scene technicians to reconstruct the circumstances of the crash.