A 39-year-old man from Regina has died after a single-vehicle crash near St. Lazare, Manitoba.
The rollover happened at around 9:50 p.m. Thursday on Highway 41 about five kilometres south of the community.
RCMP say the northbound vehicle lost control and rolled off the roadway, ejecting the passenger.
The 29-year-old driver, a man from Rocanville, Saskatchewan, suffered non-life threatening injuries. His passenger was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.
“This may be yet another tragic reminder of the fatal consequences of driving while impaired,” said Sgt. Bert Paquet of the Manitoba RCMP.
“The behaviours of some drivers on our roads need to change, to not only protect their lives but also the lives of so many that travel on Manitoba roadways.”
Police continue to investigate.
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