Three Children Dead After Being Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver: Manitoba RCMP

Three Children Dead After Being Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver: Manitoba RCMP

RCMP Logo VehicleThree children were struck and killed by a vehicle on a Manitoba highway Saturday night.

RCMP say a 13-year-old boy and two 11-year-old boys were on Provincial Road 620 just north of Nelson House at around 10:35 p.m. when the collision occurred.

Two of the children were walking, while another was riding a bike. The victims were all from Nelson House and pronounced deceased on scene.

The 27-year-old man driving the vehicle had four passengers inside at the time. He fled on foot, but turned himself into RCMP about 90 minutes later.

RCMP say alcohol was a factor and multiple charges are pending against the unnamed driver.

Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, sent condolences to members of a Cree First Nation based in Nelson House Sunday.

“My heart goes out to the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the families of three young boys tragically killed last night while out for a bike ride. Extending love and support to all who knew them,” Bellegarde wrote on Twitter.

— Staff

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