Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 24): A Terrible Crash in Canada

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On December 24, 1985, a tragic event occurred, marking one of the saddest days in Montreal wrestling history. Wrestlers Pierre “Mad Dog” Lefebvre and Tarzan “The Boot” Tyler (Camille Tourville), along with referee Adrien Desbois, died in a car accident in Laurentian Park.

The accident claimed the lives of three prominent figures in the wrestling community: Pierre “Mad Dog” Lefebvre, Tarzan “The Boot” Tyler (real name Camille Tourville), and referee Adrien Desbois.

Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 24): A Terrible Crash in Canada

Today In Pro Wrestling History December 24
A Terrible Crash in Canada claimed the life of Pierre “Mad Dog” Lefebvre

The accident occurred in the aftermath of a show at the Georges-Vézina Arena in Chicoutimi, Quebec. After the event, Lefebvre, Tyler, and Desbois were traveling back to Montreal.

Unfortunately, they encountered a severe snowstorm, which created perilous driving conditions.

It was during this journey, amidst the hazardous weather and treacherous roads of Laurentian Park, that the tragic accident happened, resulting in the loss of their lives.

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