Brandon Man Dies in Head-On Highway Crash

A 21-year-old Brandon man was killed Tuesday morning in a head-on crash near Portage la Prairie.

The accident on Highway 242 happened at about 7:30 a.m. four kilometres south of the Trans-Canada Highway.

RCMP say the man’s 1997 Nissan Maxima was travelling southbound when it collided with a northbound semi-trailer truck. The driver of the Maxima was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the 37-year-old man driving the semi didn’t suffer any injuries.

Witnesses say the Maxima crossed the centre dividing line and into the path of oncoming traffic.

No other vehicles or people were involved in the collision. Police say road conditions at the time were reported to be good.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

The deceased man’s name will not be released.