14-Year-Old Driver and 17-Year-Old Girlfriend Die in Car Crash

14-Year-Old Driver and 17-Year-Old Girlfriend Die in Car Crash

Irlande (Quebec) August 13, 2014 – Two teenagers from Thetford Mines, who decided to spend a day at a waterslide park close to Ottawa, will never be able to tell their friends what a good time they had because tragically, they never made it home. The two individuals involved are Louis Nadeau, 14, and Kim Routhier, 17. The two were a couple who had just recently celebrated their graduation day and had been together for several months. Louis, according to his mother, was always acting more mature than his counterparts of the same age.

The tragedy that took their lives happened on their way home from the water-park late on Monday night. After a day of enjoying the sun and slides, the couple headed home around 9:30PM and would normally have arrived home around 12:30PM, four hours later. Unexpectedly 20KM east of Thetford Mines in the municipality of Irlande – almost at the end of their trip – their vehicle swerved off the road and collapsed in a deep ditch on route 165, killing both occupants. The police report states that the driver at the time was Louis Nadeau who of course at his age had no driver’s license and very little experience driving a vehicle on public roads. Police presume that Kim, who was the principal driver, was probably too tired and turned the wheel over to Louis, who had experience driving on private country roads. It is assumed that Louis fell asleep at the wheel as no drugs or alcohol were involved nor was speeding a factor.

The car was spotted by two other young drivers who noticed a car down in the ditch. They went to see if they could help in some way but realised the young couple were already deceased.

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