Two People Killed in Separate Crashes on Manitoba Highways

Two People Killed in Separate Crashes on Manitoba Highways

RCMP Logo VehicleTwo people were killed in separate crashes on Manitoba highways on Saturday.

RCMP responded to the first single-vehicle accident at around 1:20 a.m. on Highway 13 just north of Carman.

Police say a 43-year-old Elm Creek man was ejected from his northbound vehicle when it lost control and rolled. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and police say alcohol is considered a factor.

The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At 3:20 a.m., officers responded to a crash on Highway 6 just north of Ashern, where an SUV rolled.

The 24-year-old woman driving the southbound vehicle and her 30-year-old male passenger — both from Little Saskatchewan First Nation — were able to exit the vehicle. Police say the passenger was then struck by a southbound pickup truck and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol was not a factor in the collision of the SUV, but the driver of the second vehicle — a 41-year-old Ashern man — has been charged with impaired driving causing death.

RCMP continue to investigate.

— Staff

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