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Alcohol a Factor in Two Fatal Manitoba Collisions: RCMP

August 2, 2016 12:49 PM | News

RCMP Logo VehicleAlcohol is being considered a factor in two fatal collisions over the weekend in Manitoba.

On Sunday, a 51-year-old Winnipeg man was killed in the RM of Gimli when his ATV overturned. Police found the man near a property off 105 Road North after he was reported missing and didn’t return from his trip.

The victim was located underneath the vehicle about 150 metres from the property in a gully. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At around 6 p.m. the same day, emergency crews were called to Sunlee Road in the RM of Alexander.

A 29-year-old man from the RM of Springfield fell off the side of a pickup truck while riding from one residence to another. A second man, aged 27 from Winnipeg, also fell and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 26-year-old woman driving the truck is being investigated for impaired driving.

Names of the deceased aren’t being released.

— Staff