North Dakota Man Killed by Vehicle on Highway

By David Klassen

A pedestrian collision in the RM of Stanley has resulted in the death of an 18-year-old North Dakota man.

Carman RCMP were called to the scene at about 1 a.m. Saturday on Highway 32, about 4 km south of Winkler. Police say the man was walking north in the southbound lane when he was struck by a pickup truck travelling south.

The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and was pronounced dead at the scene. Visibility is believed to be a factor in the collision.

The man’s vehicle was found nearby in a ditch and investigators believe he was walking on the highway to get help in Winkler.

No charges have been laid against the 18-year-old driver of the pickup from the RM of Rhineland. Alcohol has been ruled out in the accident.

The investigation is continuing.

UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 22 — RCMP say the Walhalla, ND resident was under the influence of alcohol at the time his vehicle hit the ditch. Results of an autopsy conducted in Winnipeg on Monday haven’t been released.