PHOTOS Ile dOrleans A snowmobiler loses his life during an

[PHOTOS] Île d’Orléans: A snowmobiler loses his life during an evasive maneuver

A man in his 40s was killed in a snowmobile evasive maneuver late Thursday night in the community of Sainte-Famille on the island of Orleans in Quebec.

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The victim, who was driving off-road in a field near Avenue Royale around 11:30 p.m., reportedly lost control of his vehicle before it violently crashed into a post.

The 40-year-old was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, where he was pronounced dead, said Hélène St-Pierre, spokeswoman for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

SQ snowmobiles and a collision investigation police officer were dispatched to the scene to try and determine the circumstances of this fatal dodge was added.

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