Teen Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle

A 17-year-old girl from the Long Plain First Nation is dead after being hit by a truck on Tuesday while riding her bicycle along a roadway.

Portage la Prairie RCMP responded at about 9 p.m., where they found the injured girl, but were unsuccessful in saving her.

A 33-year-old man from the Long Plain First Nation was arrested at the scene and charges are pending. Police say he was operating a 1998 GMC pickup truck at the time.

The investigation continues, as police believe alcohol to be a factor in the collision.

UPDATE: March 25Derrick Lee Myran has been charged with a number of offenses and appeared in Portage la Prairie court today. Police confirm alcohol was a factor in the collision.


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