Fatal collision in March: father’s action was voluntary, coroner concludes The violent collision that cost the lives of the Adstock father and two of his four children last March was the result of a voluntary action, the coroner’s report concludes.
“Mr. Asselin had never braked or tried to avoid the collision before the impact that occurred in the lane where the heavy vehicle was traveling (eastbound),” explained Mr. Donald Nicole, made public on Tuesday.
On March 15, after a day at Bora Parc, in the Village Vacances Valcartier, the minivan carrying the six members of the family was traveling on Highway 112, near Vallée-Jonction, in Chaudière-Appalaches, when it collided head-on. with a heavyweight in the opposite direction.
His son Nathan, 12, and his sister Jolène, 4, died from multiple trauma and cerebral anoxia, following the impact of the intentionally caused collision. Little Jolène Asselin died of cerebral anoxia after multiple traumas resulting from an intentionally caused traffic collision. The coroner specifies that it is a “homicide” in both cases.
Curiously, according to the police investigation, the 42-year-old father had not uttered any words or shown any gesture that suggested he was in psychological danger in the hours before the fatal collision.
Photo taken from Henrik Asselin’s Facebook page
“The analysis of the data from the control module of the minivan’s safety device showed that the vehicle was traveling at a speed of 130 km/h, five seconds before the collision, that the driver had accelerated, that he had turned the steering wheel towards the left to invade the opposite lane,” the report reads.
“In addition, the driver of the minivan never braked or attempted to avoid the collision,” according to the coroner’s report, which found that the driver of the heavy vehicle involved in the accident was traveling at approximately 70 km/h. after the impact, according to analysis of the truck’s GPS module.
Henrik Asselin, 42, died of “severe multiple traumas following an intentionally caused traffic collision.”