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Tractor Accident Near Montreal That Killed 3 Children Has Resulted In A 4th Death

Another life lost tragically. The tractor accident near Montreal has resulted in a fourth death after three children were killed when it first happened. The person is an adult who was critically injured in the incident.

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"Unfortunately, Friday evening, we were informed of the death of one of the two adults, who was in critical condition in the hospital," said Sgt. Claude Denis of the provincial police force Sûreté du Québec to The Canadian Press.

The status of the other adult that is in critical condition after being seriously injured in the accident was not made available.

The accident happened near Montreal in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge on the night of July 1 and three children under the age of five were killed then.

A 38-year-old man was driving the tractor when the accident happened and he has been charged with criminal negligence causing the deaths of three young children and criminal negligence causing bodily harm to six other people.

His identity is not being shared because there's a publication ban. 

It's believed that the charges against him will be changed because of the fourth death.

Alcohol was being looked at as a factor in the accident but no charges were laid related to that.

Stuffed animals and flowers were placed at the scene.

The driver was released on $5,000 bail with several conditions.

He's not allowed to communicate with some people involved in the incident, drive a motor vehicle or operate agricultural machinery unless he does it alone.

The rest of the court proceedings are expected to happen on September 28.

When the accident happened, 10 people were riding in the front shovel of a tractor and were ejected from it somehow.

"They were injured by the tractor," Sgt. Ingrid Asselin of Sûreté du Québec told CTV Montreal

Along with the three children that were killed, three other children were injured.

Two adults only had minor injuries and two were in critical condition, including the person who died on July 3.

Sgt. Asselin said that riding in the shovel of a moving tractor is actually illegal. 

The CBC reported that the accident happened on Rang Sainte-Anne, a straight road that has a speed limit of 70 km/h.

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