Crash Kills One, Injures Two Others on Highway 9

Crash Kills One, Injures Two Others on Highway 9

RCMP Logo VehicleA 49-year-old man from Gimli was killed Friday night when his vehicle crossed the centre line of Highway 9 and struck a northbound pickup truck.

The crash happened at around 6:30 p.m. just north of Highway 17 approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Selkirk.

RCMP say the driver of the southbound vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene and wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the pickup truck — a 50-year-old Winnipeg man — and his passenger were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police had Highway 9 closed for about four hours while they investigated.

It’s not known if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

— Staff

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