Drunk driving is being contributed to a fatal crash on a northern Manitoba highway Thursday night that killed a 45-year-old man.
The single-vehicle crash on Provincial Road 391 happened at around 7:30 p.m. about 30 kilometres south of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.
RCMP say a pickup truck was travelling northbound on the highway at the time when it crossed the median, hit snow and then flipped into the west ditch. A passenger from Leaf Rapids, Manitoba was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The remaining passengers and the driver, all from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Thompson, were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The 27-year-old male driver was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a vehicle causing death and bodily harm. He remains in custody.