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Motorcyclist Killed After Rear-End Crash on Highway 10

May 9, 2016 10:41 AM | News

RCMP Crest LogoA rear-end collision between two motorcycles has killed a 48-year-old man from Dauphin.

A group of motorcyclists were travelling on Highway 10 about 11 kilometres north of Ashville, Manitoba shortly after midnight on Sunday when the accident occurred.

RCMP say the lead motorcycle slowed down when he noticed a couple of deer on the shoulder of the road. The second motorcycle rear-ended the lead bike, causing both of them to go down.

The other motorcycles following behind were able to stop in time.

A 21-year-old Ochre River man driving the lead bike, along with his 21-year-old female passenger from Dauphin, were taken to hospital for their injuries.

The driver of the second bike was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name isn’t being released.

Police say all riders were wearing helmets, but speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.

— Staff