Two Men Killed in Separate Manitoba Highway Crashes

Two Men Killed in Separate Manitoba Highway Crashes

By Sarah Klein

RCMP Logo VehicleTwo people were killed on Manitoba roads this weekend in two separate accidents.

RCMP say a 42-year-old man was killed Saturday afternoon when he was ejected from his vehicle on Highway 83, approximately 10 kilometres south of Virden.

Police say the car lost control on the east side of the road and hit the ditch before rolling several times.

The driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced deceased at the scene. His 31-year-old male passenger was wearing a seatbelt and wasn’t injured. Both men were from Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation.

Alcohol and speed are suspected to be factors in the collision.

Just after midnight Sunday, a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 26 in the RM of St. Francois Xavier was reported. Police say a 28-year-old area man was ejected from his vehicle when he lost control and hit the east shoulder. His vehicle crossed the roadway and went into the west ditch where it rolled. The man wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced deceased in hospital.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision, but RCMP say speed may have played a role.

— Staff

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