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Two People Killed in Separate Crashes on Manitoba Highways

May 6, 2018 8:01 AM | News

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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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