Alcohol, Speed Believed Factors in Fatal Rollover

A 43-year-old man has died after a rollover on Highway 16 and Road 73N on Saturday near Portage la Prairie.

RCMP say the man was driving a 1993 GMC Jimmy southbound on Highway 16 around 6:45 p.m. when he lost control and rolled several times ending up in the east ditch.

CPR was performed on the man — who was ejected from the vehicle — by passersby until EMS arrived. The male succumbed to his injuries on scene.

RCMP say alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash.

Police continue to investigate and no name has been released.


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