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One Person Killed in Fiery Crash Near Brandon

May 17, 2013 11:58 PM | News

RCMP Crest LogoOne person was killed Friday night after a two-vehicle crash north of Brandon on Highway 10.

The accident happened around 8:45 p.m. between a pickup truck and semi-trailer truck eight kilometres north of the Wheat City.

RCMP say the driver of the southbound pickup truck was pronounced deceased as a result of the head-on collision, while the semi driver hauling fertilizer wasn’t injured.

A fire ignited following the collision and was extinguished. The fertilizer load remained intact and unaffected, but police closed the highway to traffic as a precaution due to the hazardous nature of the cargo.

The name of the deceased hasn’t been released.

UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as a 23-year-old Brandon man. His name will not be released.

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