Woman, Two Children Killed in Crash Near Manitou

A 22-year-old woman and her two children were killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 3.

RCMP say the crash between the woman’s Dodge Caravan and a tractor truck happened at about 7 a.m. roughly six kilometres west of Manitou.

The woman’s van drifted into the oncoming lane of the truck and collided head-on, resulting in her vehicle catching fire.

The woman, from the RM of Turtle Mountain, along with her one-year-old daughter and five-year-old son, perished in the crash.

The 31-year-old truck driver was taken to Boundary Trails Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police continue to investigate and the highway is expected to be closed for at least another hour.

— Staff


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