Steinbach Man Killed After Being Hit by Semi

A 19-year-old Steinbach man was killed early Thursday morning after being hit by a semi-trailer truck while walking on Highway 52.

The accident happened shortly after 1 a.m. about six kilometres east of Steinbach.

RCMP say the 39-year-old Brandon driver of the semi believed he had hit wildlife, but realized it was a pedestrian after stopping. The truck was travelling westbound at the time of the crash.

Alcohol is not considered a factor and police are continuing to investigate.

The roadway was closed for about four hours.

— Staff

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