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Two People Killed in Weekend Rollovers on Manitoba Roads

June 13, 2011 9:50 AM | News

Two people were killed over the weekend in two separate rollover incidents.

On Friday evening, emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 10 about 74 kilometres north of Swan River

A Chevrolet Avalanche rolled into the west ditch of Highway 10 after losing control heading southbound.

A 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy, as well as a 33-year-old woman of Swan River, were taken to Swan Valley Health Centre. Both children were ejected from the vehicle in the accident and later flown to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. On Saturday, the 15-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries. The 13-year-old girl remains in stable condition in hospital, while the 33-year-old was treated and released.

RCMP say it’s believed seat belts were not used at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not considered a factor.

In the second incident, a Chevrolet Silverado rolled on Saturday night near Wellman Lake. The 17-year-old male passenger from Birch River was ejected from the vehicle, which then landed on top of him. He was taken to Swan Valley Health Centre, where he was pronounced deceased on Sunday.

The 18-year-old male driver, also from Birch River, was treated in hospital for minor injuries and released.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

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