Fatal accident: Samuel Jutras will undergo preliminary investigation in June

The mechanic responsible for servicing the truck involved in the fatal road trip that occurred in Magog in January 2019 will undergo his preliminary investigation next June.
Samuel Jutras will not challenge the charge of criminal negligence causing death at this pre-trial stage.

The 29-year-old Saint-Césaire man was responsible for the mechanical maintenance of the vehicle which overturned on Poirier Boulevard on January 18 at around 11:30 a.m.

The truck driver, Sylvain Ferguson, lost his life during the swerve with his semi-trailer vehicle that occurred near the intersection of the exit of Highway 55 with Boulevard Poirier.

The preliminary investigation of Samuel Jutras was scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 and 9 at the courthouse in Sherbrooke.

About ten witnesses will be called to testify.

Me Sophie Dubé defends Samuel Jutras, while Me Émilie Baril-Côté represents the prosecution.

The 53-year-old victim lived in Chambly and worked for Sciures Jutras de Saint-Césaire.

The semi-trailer swerved during the accident which occurred at exit 32 of Highway 55, a place usually not very prone to accidents.

The truck, which was carrying a load of wood chips, had just left the highway, heading south, when the accident occurred. Instead of stopping after leaving the 55, the vehicle continued straight on to boulevard Poirier.

He sank into the railing and into two electric poles before overturning in the ditch near the nearby railroad track.

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