Train Collides with Truck South of Winnipeg

An early-morning crash between an eastbound travelling garbage truck and a southbound CP train derailed 12 train cars on Monday.


The collision happened south of Winnipeg two miles east of St. Mary’s Road (Highway 200) on Leclaire Road in the RM of Ritchot at about 7 a.m.

The 43-year-old driver of the truck from Oakbank was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A neighbouring home in the area was evacuated as a precaution in the event the train’s chemical load began to leak. The train was carrying sulphur and sulphuric acid at the time, but none of those cars were damaged.

UPDATED: 10:04 a.m. with additional details. video