Man Killed in Crash with Pickup Truck in Thompson

Man Killed in Crash with Pickup Truck in Thompson

RCMP Logo VehicleA two-vehicle crash Friday morning in Thompson, Manitoba has left a 57-year-old man dead.

It happened at the controlled intersection of Thompson Drive South and Mystery Lake Road at around 11:10 a.m.

RCMP say a car was travelling southbound on Mystery Lake Road when it collided with a pickup truck making a left-hand turn from Thompson Drive South onto Mystery Lake Road.

Four people were in the car at the time. A male passenger from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation was pronounced deceased at the scene. The three others were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A woman and child were in the pickup truck and were also transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

Earlier on Friday, RCMP highlighted the deadly string of crashes last week in Manitoba, where nine people were killed.

Police blamed speed, alcohol and lack of seatbelts in most of the collisions.

RCMP say they are already charging more people with impaired driving, distracted driving and failure to wear a seatbelt.

The number of impaired driving charges in October rose to 1,240 from 1,183 in the same month last year. Charges for offences including speeding and distracted driving spiked to 38,383 from 29,458 in October 2015.

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