Crash Kills 2 Near Portage la Prairie

RCMP Crest LogoTwo women were killed Wednesday after a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Portage la Prairie.

A vehicle collided with a semi-trailer truck hauling hogs at around 2 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 1 and Provincial Trunk Highway 305.

RCMP say a car was travelling east on Highway 1 when it collided with the semi travelling north on 305 about to proceed on Highway 1.

A 21-year-old Erickson woman and her 20-year-old female passenger from Winnipeg were killed in the crash.

The 25-year-old South Norfolk man driving the semi wasn’t injured.

Police are continuing to investigate what caused the crash, but charges aren’t expected.

Updated on Thursday, May 23.


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